In 2020, Seattle Parks closed the Hiawatha Community Center citing the need for renovations to the facility. Today, after multiple delays we ask...

Where Is Our Community Center?


This community center was once a vibrant place for our city's youth to participate in numerous programs that kept them out of trouble. One only need view the vandalism that has occurred in and around this now empty and desolate building to see what trouble kids are up to now.

Now three years and several "delays" later one must ask the question, is Seattle Parks being run in an efficient and effective manner? How are our taxpayer dollars being spent? How do we trust the word of Seattle Parks again?


How You Can Help

Seattle Parks is not a very responsive organization. In fairness they are understaffed and underfunded like every other part of our city. If you want change, you are going to have to work at it. Here are some things you can do to help.

  1. Monitor the City's project page:
  2. Contact Kelly Goold at Seattle Parks. Ask for a project update and a full accounting of the project's delays.
    They can be reached by email at, or by phone at 206-684-0586
  3. Contact Your Councilmembers. Ask them when Parks will complete the Hiawatha Community Center project.
  4. Adopt this page. Seattle Parks is responsible for so many parks, and we don't have enough people to watch them all. Join us!