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Accessibility Improvement Construction at Laurelhurst Community Center begins July 2023



Seattle, WA - Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will begin construction on accessibility improvements at the Laurelhurst Community Center in July 2023. The construction project will require both the community center and parking lot to close in July. The play area will remain open in the summer and close after Labor Day.

This project provides the necessary improvements to meet required American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards by correcting approximately 100 documented barriers to accessibility on the Seattle Barrier Removal Schedule and improving access for all. The project provides:

  • accessible parking stalls at the south and east entrance

  • accessible pathways, ramp, and entrance from parking area to the community center south and east entrances and to the playground.

  • miscellaneous interior improvements to the restrooms, multi-purpose room, kitchen, classrooms, exercise room, etc.

Lawn and planting areas that are disturbed during construction will be restored once construction is completed. SPR will work with the contractor to minimize play area closure and impact to the neighborhood.

Some programming will be moved to the recently renovated Magnuson Community Center and resume at the center when the project is complete in spring 2024. For more information on community center programming changes please contact Rob Bellm at rob.bellm@seattle.gov or visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks.

For more information on the project please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/all-community-centers/laurelhurst-community-center or contact Stephen Levengood at stephen.levengood@seattle.gov or 206-386-4556.

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