Magnolia Community Center

Closed temporarily for stabilization project


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Magnolia Community Center


  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball Court
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Playground
  • Art Studio
  • Wifi
  • Childcare
  • Preschool
  • Teen Programs
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Before School Programs
  • After School Programs
  • Drop in Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation


Magnolia Community Center is temporarily closed in preparation for construction on the Stabilization project beginning in November 2023, and lasting until Spring 2025 (estimated).

Magnolia Community Center is located on the Magnolia Playfield at the west edge of Magnolia village. The playfield can accommodate football, soccer, softball and/or baseball, and also features two play areas and four tennis courts.

Built in 1952, the multi-story center has classic charm and is connected to Catherine Blaine Elementary K-8 School. The community center and school was the first construction project that was jointly built by Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Schools. The entrance has a lobby with a nice sitting area overlooking the gym, and is lit by natural light coming through the atrium ceiling. The main level has two multipurpose rooms, a pottery room, two rooms designed for youth programming and a pottery room.

Magnolia has a year-round preschool program and, during the school year, a school-age care program that is filled to capacity. Teen programs and teen camps are also popular. Magnolia Community Center hosts four seasonal events: Spring Egg Hunt, Magnolia Summer Fest, Lil Spooky Halloween Carnival for Toddlers and the annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party. Senior programs are also well attended.

Community Center Stabilization

Magnolia Community Center was identified in the 2016 Community Center Strategic plan for a major maintenance project focused on extending the life of the facility and increasing programming potential.

Work includes roof replacement and structural/seismic enhancements for gym, access to roof, fall restraints, structural improvements, window replacement/upgrade for multipurpose rooms, hallway and front entry floor replacement, restroom remodel, accessibility improvements, wheelchair lift between lobby and gym, electrical upgrades, exit signage, ventilation improvements, and kitchen remodel. 

Community Center Stabilization Frequently Asked Questions


Planning: 2017
Design & Permitting: 2017 - 2023
Construction: March 2024 - Fall 2025

For more information visit Magnolia Community Center Stabilization - Parks |

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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