Montlake Community Center

Closed for construction until summer 2024

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Montlake Community Center


  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball Court
  • Meeting Rooms
  • View
  • Wifi
  • Art Studio
  • Playground
  • Teen Programs
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • Special Populations Programs
  • Drop in Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation


Montlake Community Center is closed for construction until Summer 2024 for the ADA Barrier Removal Project. See below for more information. 

Centrally located in a quiet neighborhood on Portage Bay, south of the University of Washington and State Route 520, just west of the Washington Park Arboretum.

The center is comprised of two buildings. The main building was remodeled in 2009 adding a multipurpose room (with kitchen), activity room, and a sports court that can be used for a variety of activities such as basketball, volleyball and toddler gym. The other building, known as the Roger Peter Tudor Building, the original community center, is located across from the main building and is used for youth and adult programs. It has an active pottery studio for classes and drop-in programs. The surroundings include a play area, tennis courts, a basketball court and a well-used sports field.

Montlake Community Center ADA Barrier Removal Project

Construction Starts November 2023

Construction for the Montlake Community Center ADA Barrier Removal Project has been rescheduled for November 2023 due to permitting delays. The community center, Tudor building, play area, tennis courts, basketball court, baseball field (adjacent walkways and seating area), and parking lot will be closed for the duration of construction and reopen in the summer of 2024. 
View the accessible route here in the Overall Site Plan

The Play Area has been re-opened. Access to Tennis courts will be closed starting the week of July 8, 2024. 

This construction project will be combined with work at Laurelhurst Community Center. 

Programming Impacts:

Programming, including classes and activities, will be impacted by this work. Please contact the community center staff directly for additional information.


Real Estate Excise Tax provides for an estimated construction cost of $1.7M.


Design: January 2020 - February 2023
Bidding: April - June 2023
Construction: November 2023 - Summer 2024

Project Description

This project corrects approximately 60 documented barriers to accessibility on the Seattle Barrier Removal Schedule. The project includes:
  •  Accessible parking stalls at the west entrance
  •  Accessible pathways, ramp, and entrance from the parking area to the community center, Tudor Building, tennis courts, playground, basketball court, baseball, and track & sports field.
  •  Miscellaneous interior improvements to remove barriers to accessibility (and the ADA) at toilet rooms, multi-purpose rooms, kitchen, etc.

Lawn and planting areas disturbed during construction will be restored once construction is completed. New trees will also be planted to replace most of the ones that recently failed.

Anticipated Site Impacts:
The Community Center, play area, playfield and parking lot will be closed to the public during construction. Restroom closures will be mitigated by providing portable toilets as needed.

Contact Information:
For more information, please contact Stephen Levengood at (206) 386-4556 or

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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