Laurelhurst Community Center

Closed Sept. 1, 2023 until Fall 2024 for an ADA Renovation Project.

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Laurelhurst Community Center

This community center is temporarily closing from September 1, 2023, until Fall 2024 for an ADA Renovation Project

Laurelhurst Community Center is located at the top of a steep hill in the midst of the Laurelhurst residential neighborhood, offering great views of Lake Washington and in close proximity to Children's Hospital, University Village, Magnuson Park and the University of Washington. The setting is the beautiful Laurelhurst Park, which includes a large play area, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and walking path around the park.

The original "fieldhouse" was competed in 1935. A 2006 renovation includes a 4,150-square-foot addition on the west side of the building featuring a modern interior with vaulted ceilings, lots of exterior windows and natural wood. The lobby includes the front desk, piano and sitting area. Off of the lobby is Fireside Room with plenty of seating and an adjacent commercial quality kitchen, large exterior window and a cozy fireplace. The multipurpose room faces west with a peek-a-boo view of Lake Washington and the University of Washington. Downstairs are restrooms, a quaint pottery room and kiln room.

Laurelhurst Community Center ADA Barrier Removal Project

Community Center Closed in September 2023

This construction project will be combined with work at Montlake Community Center. We anticipate opening in Fall 2024. Please watch this website for upcoming parking lot impacts.

The Laurelhurst Community Center Play Area and the area north of the baseball field have re-opened. We anticipate the community center opening by late summer 2024.


Real Estate Excise Tax provides for an estimated construction cost of $1.7M.


Design: January 2020 - February 2023
Bidding: April - June 2023
Construction: November 2023 - Summer 2024

Project Description

This project corrects approximately 200 documented barriers to accessibility on the Seattle Barrier Removal Schedule. The project includes:
  •  Accessible parking stalls at the south and east entrance
  •  Accessible pathways, ramp, and entrance from the parking area to the community center south and east entrances and to the playground.
  •  Miscellaneous interior improvements to remove barriers to accessibility (and the ADA) at toilet rooms, multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, classrooms, exercise room, etc.

Lawn and planting areas that are disturbed during construction will be restored once construction is completed.

Anticipated Site Impacts:
The Community Center, play area, playfield and parking lot will be closed to the public during construction. Restroom closures will be mitigated by providing portable toilets as needed.

Programming Impacts:
Programming, including classes and activities, will be impacted by this work. Please contact the community center staff directly for additional information.

Contact Information:
For more information, please contact Stephen Levengood at (206) 386-4556 or


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Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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