SURVEY: Last call to answer Seattle Parks questions about community centers

Seattle Parks says it will expand hours at community centers and Teen Life Centers in the next few years, with funding from the Seattle Park District. So it’s asking you what programs you value now, what days/times you use the centers, and what you’d like to see in the future. West Seattle has four centers that could be affected – Delridge, High Point, and Hiawatha (once it reopens) Community Centers and Southwest Teen Life Center; some of the questions could also apply to Southwest Pool. The survey closes this week, so if you haven’t answered it yet, you can start the survey here.

3 Replies to "SURVEY: Last call to answer Seattle Parks questions about community centers"

  • MercyMoi November 28, 2022 (1:44 pm)

    I’m thrilled to hear SW Teen Life could be actually expanding hours. This past summer they told teen visitors the Center might have to close down. Their summer hours were terrible, too – opening at 3:30pm. (?!?) Also, I haven’t seen the survey yet but I hope there’s space to complain about the lack of posted hours. Neither Google nor the City’s website has had updated info since the pandemic. If you want teens to use your space you have to make accurate info, like hours open, available online. That’s my quibble. Of course I think the Center is a huge gift to the community and I’m glad they’re supporting our youth!

  • Kyle November 28, 2022 (3:04 pm)

    “How would community centers being open on weekends and evenings affect you?”. Umm, I would use them more Seattle Parks.

  • Barb Drake November 29, 2022 (3:28 pm)

    There would need to be a full assessment conducted of each community center’s staffing levels, safety and security issues, satellite locations, current indoor and outdoor programs and services, and proposed indoor and outdoor programs and services before any expansion of hours is determined.  Expansion should include FREE drop-in programs that used to be the norm at community centers and that gave everyone the same opportunity to use the community centers no matter rich or poor.  Expansion should include the ability of community centers to provide an area or room to the community without charge which also used to be the norm in past years.

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