Magnuson Community Center

Summer 2024 - through August 31

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Sat, Sun: Closed

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Magnuson Community Center


  • Basketball Court
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Teen Programs
  • Late Night Programs
  • Drop in Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation



Magnuson Community Center is notable for its unique location inside Magnuson Park, a former U.S. naval air station that is now Seattle's second largest park at 350 acres. The park has more than 10 ballfields, nearly 40 acres of wetlands, a large play area, a dog off-leash area, a swimming beach and boat launch on Lake Washington, a historic district, and trails and roads connecting everything. To the south of the community center is Solid Ground Housing which serves more than 250 formerly homeless residents in permanent and transitional housing.

Built in the late 1930s as part of the Navy base, the community center building was remodeled in 2002. The community center was recently renovated in 2023 and included a build-out of the south wing of Building 47 at Magnuson Park, giving SPR greater programming capacity. The improvements also created more accessibility to the entry, parking and lobby. The community center offers an inclusive safe space serving people and communities by connecting them in a multi-generational and multicultural environment that supports activities for all. It features 4,800 square feet of renovated space, including physical activity rooms with a dance floor, a multi-purpose room connected to the kitchen, a music room, new furniture, all-gender restrooms, all new furnishings from Catalyst Workplace Activation and new heating and air conditioning systems. SPR worked with Buffalo Design and Western Ventures to design and construct building improvements.

Magnuson Community Center has a huge nature program serving more than 300 kids per year. The center also provides free programs for the youth living at Solid Ground including dance, tennis, theater, sports, and more.

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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