RAINIER BEACH – Construction on the new and improved 46,479 square-foot Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is continuing on-schedule as crews work on installation of the new gym, pools and activity spaces.
The community center will also include a gym, fitness room, spray park, childcare, kitchen, multipurpose room, teen area, game room, computer room, meeting room, arts/crafts room and party room for pool rentals.
According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, the project was developed in response to the Seattle School District’s decision to construct a new South Shore K – 8 School, since the school shared the building with the existing community center and pool.
The $25-million project – funded by revenues from General Obligation Bonds and real estate excise taxes – is scheduled to open in fall of 2013.
Work began in 2009 with several public meetings and the selection of a Project Advisory Team (see list of team members below).
Rainier Beach Community Center Project Advisory Team:
F. Sam Gaytan
Jibril Anwar Hassen
Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool is located at 8825 Rainier Avenue South. Photo/Rainier Valley Post