Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input on location for new Green Lake Community Center and Pool

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) is in the early planning phase for the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool replacement project and needs community input on the future location of the facility. SPR is considering six possible locations for the community center and pool in the greater area around Green Lake Park and Lower Woodland Park. SPR and the design team from Miller Hull invite the community to participate in an online Open House hosted at glcc.infocommunity.org from May 5 to 22, 2020 and an online live webinar presentation on May 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Please register for the online live webinar presentation at bit.ly/greenlakemeeting.

The purpose of these presentations is to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about this redevelopment project, review the benefits and challenges of each potential location and provide feedback on which locations work best for the community.

“Green Lake Park, Green Lake Community Center, and Evans Pool are some of the most popular and treasured spaces in our city,” said Jesús Aguirre, SPR Superintendent. “We are turning our focus to the future location and design of the community center and pool and look forward to hear how the community will help us re-envision this center that serves both neighbors and our growing city.”

The Green Lake Community Center is one of twenty-six community centers owned by SPR. It is one of several public amenities located within Green Lake Park and is open to the public year-round for program related and drop-in recreational use. The center was constructed in 1928 and the pool was added in 1955. The community center and pool need to be reconstructed to better serve the needs of both the immediate neighborhood and the broader city.

To ensure that the current facility remains usable and useful to the community for the next 5 to 7 years, SPR is undertaking building stabilization work which involves replacing the boilers and the air handling system in 2020. For more information on the stabilization project please contact Garrett Farrell at Garrett.farrell@seattle.gov or 206-233-7921.

For more information on the redevelopment please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/green-lake-community-center-projects or contact David Graves at david.graves@seattle.gov or 206-684-7048.

Currently, all SPR community centers and pools are closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, however Green Lake Community Center is open to offer showers to the most vulnerable populations that rely on the community center to provide critical hygiene services. Showers are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More information can be found here https://parkways.seattle.gov//2020/03/16/seattle-parks-and-recreations-free-shower-program-operating-on-modified-schedule-at-5-community-centers/.