*****For updated information about the shower/hygiene program during the pandemic, see this post.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that we are expanding our Hygiene Services program for Seattle Public School Students and Community Members. As part of this program, we make showers and restrooms available free of charge to Seattle Public School students and community members in need at certain community centers and pools.
Starting on Feb. 3, we have added 12 additional shower hours at Miller Community Center (330 19th Ave. E). New this year, we will also begin offering free showers at Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave. NE).
“Seattle Parks and Recreation is committed to ensuring access and opportunities for all community members. The shower program has been a great success in connecting people, including Seattle Public School students and their families, with basic and necessary hygiene services, and these additional program hours at Miller and Meadowbrook community centers will help us provide greater access to those in need,” said Jesús Aguirre, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent.
“Making showers accessible to more people at Miller and Meadowbrook community centers is an important and welcome step, especially for the many students and their families experiencing homelessness in our city. Creating greater access to restrooms and hygiene services was a top recommendation from the Navigation Team Auditor report to manage the public health impact of the homelessness crisis,” said Councilmember Lisa Herbold.
“I am pleased that we can expand the shower program so that more students and community members in need can access this important service. Providing necessary and basic hygiene services, such as access to showers, hygiene products, and bathrooms, is critical to helping support and lessen the burden of people who are experiencing homelessness,” said Councilmember Debora Juarez.
Thank you to Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council for expanding Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Hygiene Services program as part of the 2020 Budget process. More information about the program, as well as the complete schedule of all participating community centers and pools, can be found here: bit.ly/SPRshowerprogram
New Hygiene Services hours at Miller Community Center:
- Mon & Fri: 9.a.m to 7:30 p.m.
- Tue, Wed, Thu: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Mon: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Tue & Thu: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Wed & Fri: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
In addition to the expanded shower program hours, Miller Community Center will also be operating with expanded opening hours. Click herefor information on the facility’s new winter and spring operating hours.
New Hygiene Services hours at Meadowbrook Community Center:
- Monday – Friday: 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the school year, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the summer