Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool Redevelopment Online Open House Now Available, Public Meeting Moved to May 13
Seattle Parks & Recreation has launched an online open house for the Green Lake Community Center & Evans Pool redevelopment project. Visitors can learn more about the project and provide feedback about possible relocation sites, priorities and what they want to see at the new center. The open house will be live until May 22nd.
The Seattle Parks & Recreation Department will also host an online public meeting May 13 at noon that includes a Q&A session. Registration information is available on the online open house.
One thing to note is that the current location of the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool is an option for the redevelopment. But also on the table are several locations around Green Lake. By going to the online open house you can see each site and the benefits and challenges associated with each.
According to a Seattle Parks Department press release,
“The purpose of these presentations is to offer the community an opportunity to learn more about this redevelopment project, review the benefits and challenges of each potential location and provide feedback on which locations work best for the community.
“Green Lake Park, Green Lake Community Center, and Evans Pool are some of the most popular and treasured spaces in our city,” said Jesús Aguirre, SPR Superintendent. “We are turning our focus to the future location and design of the community center and pool and look forward to hear how the community will help us re-envision this center that serves both neighbors and our growing city.”
The Green Lake Community Center is one of twenty-six community centers owned by SPR. It is one of several public amenities located within Green Lake Park and is open to the public year-round for program related and drop-in recreational use. The center was constructed in 1928 and the pool was added in 1955. The community center and pool need to be reconstructed to better serve the needs of both the immediate neighborhood and the broader city.
To ensure that the current facility remains usable and useful to the community for the next 5 to 7 years, SPR is undertaking building stabilization work which involves replacing the boilers and the air handling system in 2020.”