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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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