Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking participation to plan a new community center in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Located at the corner of Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue, the center will be a private-public partnership operated by SPR, but located on the ground floor of a private development project. The new center will be visible from the street with easy access for pedestrians, cyclists and people traveling by mass transit. 

SPR and the project design team is requesting input to help create a successful center for everyone. People are invited to visit the project’s online open house through Feb. 18 at 

This open house is an opportunity for residents to share priorities for the center’s activities and programming. Key features of the center include a full-size basketball court, fitness area and childcare. Residents are asked to share additional recreation priorities to help determine what activities and programs should be included in the new facility and design the layout of the spaces within the community center. 

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