Activities and Amenities — Closed Version

Activities and Amenities

This project will include updates to outdoor amenities as well as new community center and pool features. The photos below provide inspiration for amenities and activities that could take at the new center. Our project team is considering many different types of amenities outside the new center, inside and as part of the new pool space. Public input will help us narrow down amenities as we finalize the design.


All contextual and inspirational images, except those listed individually, are credited to Berger Partnership and its project team.


  • A destination playground for everyone.
  • Nature-themed playground within the trees.
  • A series of play elements spread throughout the playground to create a discovery / sensory pathway.


  • Maintain courts that were built with support from Seattle Supersonics NBA team.
  • Add more full-size courts.
  • Add more half size courts.
  • Add multi-use courts designed for multiple sports.

New Activities:

  • Bocce ball.
  • Sand volleyball.
  • Pickleball courts.

Photo montage showing community gatherings.

Photo Credits: Northwest Marketplaces (Center)


  • Spaces that accommodate large group events.
  • Smaller areas for intimate family picnics.
  • A covered “Evans Pool” outdoor pavilion.
  • More benches along pathways.

Photo montage showing examples of park landscaping.

Photo Credits: Studio Gang (Center)


  • Preserve historic plantings and as many trees as possible.
  • More outdoor spaces for community center events to spill outside.
  • Preservation of resources such as water conservation and drought tolerant plants.
  • Maintain existing garden spaces.

Site Access:

  • Pedestrian paths to the building and lake.
  • Bike paths and plenty of bike parking.
  • Easy vehicle access and drop off.
  • A parking lot with plenty of shade trees.

Community Center

All contextual and inspirational images, except those listed individually, are credited to The Miller Hull Partnership and its project team.

Fitness Center:

  • Cardio machines.
  • Space for kettle ball or mat work.
  • Free weights.
  • Strength training machines.
  • Space for classes or training sessions.

Photo montage showing art and educational programming.

Photo Credits: Graeme Robertson via The Guardian (Right)

Arts and Crafts:

  • More ceramics.
  • Digital arts.
  • Youth-based craft programs.
  • Watercolor and oil painting.


  • Indoor toddler play space.
  • Supervised drop-in childcare.
  • Youth classes.
  • Preschool.
Photo montage showing group activities in indoor court.


  • Hoops.
  • Volleyball.
  • Indoor track.
  • Gymnastics.
  • Aerobic classes.
  • Table tennis.
Photo montage showing examples of group meeting spaces.

Meeting Rooms:

  • AV system and large monitor for presentations.
  • Direct access to adjacent outdoor space.
  • Moveable furniture on wheels.
  • Sink and counters.
Photo montage showing examples of event and catering.


  • Large wedding that would include use of catering kitchen and sound system.
  • Children’s party with dining space and access to the pool.
  • Fundraising auction that capitalizes on lake views.
  • Poetry slam, dance-off, or meditation retreat.


All contextual and inspirational images, except those listed individually, are credited to Counsilman-Hunsacker and its project team.

Photo montage showing examples of pool activities.

Pool Features:

  • Competition pool.
  • Lazy river.
  • Water slide.
  • Diving board.
  • Children’s multi-level play structure.
  • Children’s spray features.
  • Climbing wall.
  • Floatable crossing activity / obstacle course.
  • Underwater bench.
  • Sauna.
  • Hot tub.
Photo montage showing examples of pool activities.


  • Age group swim lessons.
  • Youth swim team.
  • Adult masters swimming.
  • Water polo.
  • Adult lap swim.
  • Water aerobics.
  • Water walking.
  • Recreational swimming.
  • Dive-in movies.
  • Triathlons.
  • Swim.
  • Lifeguard training.
  • Water basketball / volleyball.

Options During Swim Lessons:

  • Leaving the Green Lake neighborhood and returning for pick up.
  • Walking the lake trail.
  • Using the fitness center.
  • Sitting, reading, catching up on email, etc., in a comfortable place.
  • Watching the lesson from a dry space.

Photo montage showing children’s birthday parties.

Photo Credits: Getty Images (Left), Beauty and the Bump (Center)

Party Rentals:

  • Adjacent enclosed space that could be reserved for a fee.

Photo montage showing examples of accessible pool designs.

Photo Credits: Lift and Transfer Specialties Inc (Left)


  • Zero-beach pool entry.
  • Wheelchair pool ramps.
  • Pool lift.
  • Tactile ropes or floor textures.
  • Specialty lighting or visual cues.
  • All-gender locker and toilet facilities.