Partner Organizations

Did You Know?

Seattle Parks and Recreation is just one of many neighbors at Sand Point.  When you pass under the gatehouse on NE 74th Street, you are entering a campus that is shared between seven landowners and over 60 tenants!  Bringing these institutions and tenants together in one place creates a vibrant mix of programs and facilities available to the community and provides a home for these organizations.

Sand Point Landowners

City of Seattle – Seattle Parks and Recreation

United States Geological Survey – Seattle Field Office

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) produces accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation.  The USGS Seattle Field Office is located just south of Magnuson Park and is part of the Earthquake Science Center.

Low Income Housing Institute

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) developed a Sand Point Cottage Community adjacent to Magnuson Park.  The Sand Point Cottages community features 22 cottages for families with children, seniors, veterans, and people living with disabilities who are exiting homelessness.

Solid Ground

Solid Ground helped convert six decommissioned naval buildings into 94 housing units for people experiencing homelessness.  In 2007, the City asked Solid Ground to manage the site and develop additional housing.  Since 1999, more than 2,500 people have stayed at Sand Point on their journey from homelessness to stability.

Mercy Housing

Mercy Magnuson Place (historically known as Building 9) has stood guard at the gates of the former Naval Air Station Sand Point, now Seattle’s Magnuson Park, for 90 years.  Constructed between 1929 and 1941, the massive three-and-a-half story building was once a bustling barracks, housing over 500 Navy squadron members and a mess hall.  Mercy Magnuson Place includes affordable housing, an early learning center and a health clinic.

University of Washington

The University of Washington acquired 10 acres and 5 buildings at Magnuson Park after the Naval Station Puget Sound was closed in 1998.  Among other academic and administrative uses, Building 25 houses the Northwest Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, which is part of the UW School of Dentistry.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The NOAA Western Regional Center lies adjacent to the north end of Magnuson Park.  The complete Western Regional Center consists of nine buildings and a vessel staging pier.  The center is responsible for conducting research on climate change, oceanography, and ecosystems. It also provides support for marine operations and fisheries management.

The NOAA Art Walk, a series of five outdoor public art installations, is located on the campus Western Regional Center Campus.  One of the most well-known installations of the NOAA Art Walk is “A Sound Garden”.  According to interviews with the band, this multi-sensory art installation is the namesake of the legendary Seattle grunge band Soundgarden.

The NOAA campus is accessible from Sand Point Way NE.  Visitors must check in at the guard house.

Our Tenants

Arena Sports Magnuson Park & Magnuson Athletic Club

Seattle Audubon Society

Bats Northwest

Boyer Children’s Clinic

Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre

Cascade Bicycle Club

Club Northwest – Magnuson Series


Friends of Magnuson Park

The Goodtimes Project

Magnuson Café & Brewery

Meridian Geographics

Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

The Mountaineers

Music of Remembrance

Outdoors for All


Red Ochre Art Studio

Sail Sand Point

Sand Point Arts & Cultural Exchange (SPACE)

Seattle Waldorf High School

Tennis Center Sand Point

Thistle Theatre

Washington Native Plant Society

YMCA of Greater Seattle

Parks and Recreation

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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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