Magnuson Community Center Improvements

Updated: May 3, 2022

Spring 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract for the community center project to Western Ventures Construction, Inc. Construction began in early February. During construction the Magnuson Community Center is closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. We anticipate construction being completed by the end of 2022.

This project will build out the south wing of Building 47 to allow greater programming capacity for Magnuson Community Center. It will also make accessibility improvements to the parking, entry, and lobby of the community center.

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and the design team, Buffalo Design, presented the proposed design including the size, layout, and location of spaces such as the kitchen, office, all gender-neutral restrooms, and activity spaces at a public meeting in August of 2019. We gathered input on building finishing's, answered questions, and guided participants through a fun feedback activity. Presentation boards and notes are located below. Thank you to everyone who participated in the public process.

Location

Magnuson Community Center (Magnuson Park Building 47), 7110 62nd Ave NE, 98115

Budget

Real Estate Excise Taxes provides $1.15 million; a King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grant provides $1 million, and Washington State Department of Commerce provides $500,000.  

Schedule

Planning and Design: Completion Spring 2021
Bidding: Summer 2021
Construction: Early 2022 - End of 2022

Project Description

This project will build out the south wing of Building 47 to allow greater programming capacity for Magnuson Community Center. It will also make accessibility improvements to the parking, entry and lobby of the community center.

During construction the contractor may need to close Magnuson Community Center for up to 6 months. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

Community Participation

Public Meeting/Open House 4/1/2019

Public Meeting/Open House 8/16/2019

Project History

Dedicated in December 1941, Building 47, now the Magnuson Park Community Center, was used for exercise and training for enlisted navy personnel, including a 15-foot-deep pool to train flight crews for emergency water crashes.

Now that the community center is open to everyone. It serves as a gathering place for people to take part in recreational activities, exercise and learn.

In 2002-2003 renovations on the north side of the building were completed, however the south side of the building was sealed off. The roof was replaced in 2000 and a fall protection system was added in the 2002 renovation. Abatement work was completed after this to remove hazardous materials but this area of the building is still in various stages of disrepair.

This project will help to update this building so that it can continue to serve the Sand Point and the Seattle community.