Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to help design new Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to provide input on three site concepts and programming preferences for a new Green Lake Community Center and Pool. Please join the Online Open House between July 22 and August 20 at glcc.infocommunity.org and register for the live online public meeting  bit.ly/greenlakejulymtg that will be held Wednesday, July 29 at noon.

This is an opportunity for the community to hear from the design team, Miller Hull and the Berger Partnership, and provide input on the facility location and design of building spaces. It is also an important opportunity for the design team and Seattle Parks and Recreation to hear from the community and get input on the site and community programming desires for the new facility. Please participate and learn about the next steps for the future Green Lake Community Center and Pool.

We would like to thank the nearly 6700 people who participated in learning about the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool replacement project and the 3200 people who provided input on the future location of the facility. Seventy-five percent (75%) of survey participants selected the current location as their preferred option. When evaluating reasons to select a site, survey respondents identified the following as their top priorities:

  • Access to parking and drop-off (61%)
  • Pedestrian access/walkability (59%)
  • Access to transit (46%)

Given the overwhelming support for the current location and the site’s connections to transit and the greater community, SPR has made the decision to locate the new facility in the area where the existing center sits today.

The community center (built in 1928) and pool (built in 1955) structures are at the end of their usable life and SPR is working with the Green Lake Advisory Council and the greater north Seattle community on the replacement of the facility located at 7301 E. Green Lake Dr. N.

As SPR plans for the new center and pool, we will continue with the facility stabilization work in 2020 to ensure the building is functional and usable for the public until the new center can be constructed. Stabilization work involves replacing the boilers and the air handling system at the facility. For more information please contact Garrett Farrell at garrett.farrell@seattle.gov or 206-233-7921.

More information for both projects can be found here http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/green-lake-community-center-projects.