Bitter Lake Community Center

Summer 2024 - through August 31

Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 7pm
Sun: 10am-5pm

Teen Late Night: Fri/Sat 7pm- midnight

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Bitter Lake Community Center


  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball Court
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Playground
  • Game Room
  • Wifi
  • Childcare
  • Preschool
  • Teen Programs
  • After School Programs
  • Special Populations Programs
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Late Night Programs
  • Drop in Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation


Bitter Lake Community Center is situated at 13035 Linden Ave N., on the edge of small lake and Bitter Lake Playfield in the northwest sector of Seattle. The neighborhood is ethnically diverse with large immigrant and senior populations.

The Community Center's Annex is located at the back of Broadview Thompson K-8 school at 13052 Greenwood Avenue N. Read more about the connection between the community center, school and park complex at History Link

Built in 1998, the building's modern design features lots of windows that bring in an abundance of light, and a spacious family-friendly lobby where parents wait for children finishing their afternoon program and young people gather to relax and socialize. The center has a large multipurpose room with hardwood floor and adjacent commercial-grade kitchen for programs and rentals and several other small meeting rooms. Artwork is an integral part of the design both inside and outside the building. Outdoor amenities include a play area, wading pool, tennis courts, baseball fields and the lake shore. There are several benches throughout the park from which to enjoy the natural scenery.

The center offers a popular Friday Family Roller Skate Night, programs for teens and several community gathering special events such as Neighborhood Night Out, Multicultural Dinner and Concert and Back-to-School Supplies Night.

Seattle Preschool Program

The City of Seattle's award-winning preschool program is available at this community center to all three- and four-year-olds living in Seattle, with free or affordable tuition and high-quality learning environments that promote kindergarten readiness.Inquire at this location or visit the Seattle Preschool Program web page.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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