Speaking of pools … We noticed while researching the Colman Pool update that the Southwest Pool website has information on both an upcoming closure and the grand-opening event for the Neighborhood Service Center that is moving from Delridge to the former SW Community Center adjacent to the pool. Just as we were inquiring with the city, they sent a news release, which includes the Delridge NSC closing date (April 10th) as well as the SW NSC opening date (April 17th) and the pool maintenance closure (March 26-April 15) – read on:
The Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle St., will close from Monday, March 26 through Sunday, April 15, 2012, for regularly scheduled preventive maintenance work that takes place every 18 months. It will re-open on Monday, April 16, 2012, at noon.
Also during the week of Monday, March 26, through Sunday, April 1, 2012, the Teen Life Center and EuropaKids International Preschool will be closed while the gym floor is refinished. The Teen Life Center will re-open on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
The Southwest Pool, Teen Life Center, and the new Southwest Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) will host a community celebration on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will open with an official ribbon cutting followed by designated free swim hours and teen events. Please watch http://parkways.seattle.gov/ for more details on the opening celebration.
This opening also celebrates the relocation of the former Delridge NSC, which closes at 6 p.m. on April 10, and reopens as the Southwest NSC at 10 a.m. on April 17 in this new location. This “little city hall” is one of six conveniently located throughout Seattle that allow residents to conduct a variety of city-related business, from paying utility bills and parking tickets to purchasing pet licenses and applying for passports. NSC customer service representatives also provide information and referrals on other services and programs.
The Seattle Department of Neighborhood’s South Region Neighborhood District Coordinators — Ed Pottharst, Yun Pitre, and Steve Louie — will also work out of this new location. This team works to engage and support community members in south Seattle neighborhoods and connects with dozens of community organizations on a wide range of projects and issues. They focus on encouraging community involvement, help with neighborhood improvement efforts, and make referrals to city services.