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Community Center Operations – New Hours 2017

Last year the Department of Parks and Recreation released a Community Strategic Plan where they identified some community centers that needed additional operating hours. As part of the budget process the council requested a report back on what hours were allocated to which community centers and what process was used to determine how the hours would be allocated. Last month the department provided a breakdown of the new allocated hours.

 International District / Chinatown Community Center: 20 hours added

Added Saturday hours and more programs (badminton, mahjong, Tai Chi, ESL) and weekday hours were made more consistent.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours
Monday 11am-9pm 10am-8pm 11am-9pm
Tuesday 3-6pm 10am-8pm 10am-7pm
Wednesday 12-9pm 10am-8pm 11am-9pm
Thursday 11am-2pm 10am-8pm 10am-7pm
Friday 11am-9pm 10am-8pm 11am-9pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED 10am-5pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Total Weekly Hours 35 50 55

 

Magnuson Community Center: 30 hours added; building staff capacity for an additional 5 hours later in 2017 Afternoon hours were expanded to engage students leaving Sand Point Elementary School. Friday evening was added to expand a popular tot gym and much-needed late-night programming.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours
Monday 4:30-9 pm 9am-9pm 2-9 pm
Tuesday 4:30-9 pm 9am-9pm 2-9 pm
Wednesday 4:30-9 pm 9am-9pm 2-9 pm
Thursday 4:30-9 pm 9am-9pm 9 am-9 pm
Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm 9am-9pm 9 am-11 pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED 9 am-5 pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Total Weekly Hours 25 60 55

 

Miller Community Center: 15 hours added

Expanded afternoon hours to retain and build on core programs for toddlers and families.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours
Monday 4-9 pm 1-9pm 12-8pm
Tuesday 9:30am-2:30 pm 1-9pm 9am-5pm
Wednesday 4-9pm 1-9pm 12-8pm
Thursday 9:30am-2:30pm 1-9pm 9am-5pm
Friday 4-9pm 1-9pm 12-8pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Total Weekly Hours 25 40 40

 

South Park Community Center: 15 hours added; currently discussing with partners about adding 3 more hours

Added morning hours to serve more seniors and families who tend to come to the center in the mornings. Added evening hours to serve teens.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours*
Monday 12-8:30pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Tuesday 12-8pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Wednesday 12-8pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Thursday 12-8:30pm 10am-9pm 10am-9pm
Friday 12-7pm 10am-9pm 10am-7pm
Saturday 9am-3pm CLOSED 9am-5pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Total Weekly Hours 46 55 61

* Beginning February 1, 2016

 

Yesler Community Center: 17 hours added

Expanded morning hours to increase programming for seniors. Added Saturday and Sunday hours to accommodate adult basketball and additional youth programs.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours
Monday 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10:30am-8pm
Tuesday 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10:30am-8pm
Wednesday 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10:30am-8pm
Thursday 1pm-9pm 10am-9pm 10:30am-8pm
Friday 1pm-7pm 10am-9pm 10:30am-8pm
Saturday 10am-5pm CLOSED 10am-5pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED 9:30am-5pm
Total Weekly Hours 45 55 62

 

Van Asselt Community Center: 20 hours added

Opening earlier in the afternoons to accommodate earlier Seattle Public Schools’ bell times. Added Saturday hours and programming at the community’s request.

Day 2016 Operating Hours Strategic Plan Proposed Hours Final 2017 Operating Hours*
Monday 3-8pm 12-8pm 2-8pm
Tuesday 3-8pm 12-8pm 10am-8pm
Wednesday 3-8pm 12-8pm 2-8pm
Thursday 3-8pm 12-8pm 10am-8pm
Friday 3-8pm 12-8pm 2-8pm
Saturday CLOSED 9am-3pm 9am-4pm
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Total Weekly Hours 25 46 45

* Beginning February 1, 2016

 

See the full memo here: Report on Operating Hours at Community Centers 2-3-17

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