Hiawatha Community Center Stabilization

Updated: November 22, 2023

Community Center Stabilization

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) received approval on the FEMA grant and we are moving forward with the project. We had to make some building code updates to the design due to a delay in receiving the FEMA grant. We expect the project will go out to bid in late fall 2023, with anticipated construction starting by the early 2024.

Hiawatha 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. A preliminary scope of the project is outlined below. The final scope is expected to be refined throughout the design process based on more information about cost and needs. Seattle Parks and Recreation planning staff are meeting with the community center Advisory Council to review the scope and schedule.

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Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave SW, 98116  


$3,900,000 provided by a combination of the 2008 Parks and Green Space Levy and the Seattle Parks District  


Planning and Design: Fall 2018 – Summer 2023
Late Fall 2023
Early 2024 – Fall 2024

Project Description

This project addresses a number of major maintenance, accessibility, and program needs at Hiawatha Community Center. It will include a seismic retrofit of the gym and brick veneer, roof replacement, renovation of the restrooms, kitchen and lobby spaces in addition to relocation of the teen room.

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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