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Shape Your Lake City Community Center!

Visit us at the Lake City Farmers Market in June

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will gather community input on the future Lake City Community Center on June 13, 20, and 27 at the Lake City Farmers Market. Please stop by the SPR booth and tell us what services and programming you would like to see in the new Lake City Community Center. The Lake City Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and located on 28th Ave. NE north of NE 125th St.   

The Lake City Community Center redevelopment presents a unique opportunity to co-locate a new community center with affordable housing in an area with frequent transit, thus realizing multiple public benefits. It is the first development partnership between the Office of Housing (OH) and SPR, and will allow the City to combine resources to create much needed affordable housing and community center space. Once complete, SPR will own and operate the new Lake City Community Center which will be located at 12531 28th Avenue NE.

“This is a great example of our One Seattle commitment to innovation and collaboration with departments working together to provide the best facilities for our communities,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “Listening to residents and providing a community center that fits the needs of all Lake City neighbors is our goal. I’m pleased that Seattle Parks and Recreation has brought on a consultant and the Department of Neighborhoods to facilitate additional community engagement. We need every voice to be heard, so I encourage everyone to participate in this public process.”

Community members can also participate by taking this short survey and visiting the project website for surveys in additional languages.

In July, SPR invites the Lake City community to an Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Akin Building, 12360 Lake City Way NE. This event will be another opportunity for the neighborhood to provide input on Community Needs Assessment and help identify priorities for the new facility. The event will have interpreters available.

“The new community center is an incredibly important project to the Lake City community. I have worked with the 46th Delegation to secure funding for a Community Needs Assessment to identify what the community wants from the new center. The tabling at the Farmers Market is another opportunity to provide feedback to Seattle Parks and Recreation as to what services and programs the community desires. I strongly encourage everyone to participant in the tabling event while enjoying the farmer’s market!” says district representative, Councilmember Cathy Moore.

For more information on the Lake City Community Center Redevelopment Project, please visit Project: Lake City Community Center Redevelopment | Seattle Parks and Recreation or contact contact Jonathan Garner at or 206-619-9725.

For more information on the Office of Housing’s work in Lake City please visit