Community invited to learn about future of Green Lake Small Craft Center

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to learn about the design process for potential future improvements to the Green Lake Small Craft Center on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please join us at Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N to meet the design team (Schacht | Aslani Architects), learn about the site opportunities and constrains, and offer input on what a new small craft center might look like at Green Lake.

Schacht | Aslani Architects completed a study of the existing building and programming needs in 2017 with funding from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund. They will present this background work as the basis for moving forward. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund Program is funding the current planning project through the first phase of design. The Rowing Advisory Council is actively seeking additional funding from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund, State grants, and private fundraising for the subsequent design phases and construction.

The Major Projects Challenge Fund is a Seattle Park District funding initiative that provides a funding match to a community-initiated “major project” that is not otherwise covered by an identified SPR funding source. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

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For additional question about the project or special meeting accommodations please contact David Graves at or 206-684-7048.


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Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks design team for community-initiated Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select a design team to lead the design process for the Green Lake Small Craft Center Redevelopment. The consultant team will work with SPR and the public to design improvements, continue public outreach, and secure all necessary local, State and Federal permits and approvals for a new Green Lake Small Craft Center. The full RFQ information package and required submittal contents are available online at the City website: The Deadline for submittals is 5:00 PM PST on February 23, 2018.

The rowing and sailing community have expressed the need for the Green Lake Small Craft Center to undergo improvements and/or expansion to better service existing and future users. The center, which is located at the southwest end of Green Lake Park in north Seattle, is one of only two public rowing clubs located within city limits, and the only one located north of the downtown core. In 2017, in partnership with SPR, the Green Lake Rowing Advisory Council completed an architectural feasibility study. That community-initiated study, funded by the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund initiative, will be the basis for the consultant design services solicited in this RFQ.

The initial design phase of the project is a funded through the Neighborhood Matching Fund. The goal is to complete the design phase of the redevelopment project with permits and construction bid documents in hand by May 2019. Currently, the project is only funded through schematic design; funding is not yet identified for construction.

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Green Lake Small Craft Center offers Adventure Camp

This summer Seattle Parks and Recreation and Green Lake Small Craft Center are offering Green Lake Adventure Camp 2015 for ages 11-14. The center is located at 5900 W Green Lake Way N.

The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Aug. 3-14. Participants will learn canoeing, kayaking, sailing and water safety and can participate in tennis, golf, soccer and other activities around the lake.

The small craft center will provide all equipment and snacks. Some field trips may include traveling by van. Campers should bring a sack lunch, swimsuit, towel and change of clothes.

For more information on the camp, call the Green Lake Small Craft Center at 206-684-4074 or visit

Camp registration can be completed over the phone, in person at the Green Lake Small Craft Center or online at

Seattle named one of the 10 best cities for boating

Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center classes on Lake Washington


Real estate agency Redfin recently named Seattle one of the 10 best cities for boaters, and we’re not surprised. Seattle Parks and Recreation operates seven motorized boat launches in addition to 27 hand carry boat launches across the city.

Lake Washington

In fact, it’s estimated that Seattle has more pleasure boats per capita than any other city in the United States.

“In addition to the Puget Sound, there are a ton of lakes and waterways where you can canoe, kayak, sail, crew, jet ski, paddleboard, kiteboard, you name it,” Redfin agent Allie Howard said. “For events like Seafair and the Fourth of July, everyone makes a point to go out on the water and celebrate together. If you’re a boating fan, Seattle is a great place to live.”

Seattle Parks has motorized boat launches on Puget Sound and Lake Washington and two on the ship canal where launching is FREE.

For more information about launch permits and locations, please visit

Not ready to wear a captain’s hat just yet? No problem. Visit Seattle Parks’ Green Lake Small Craft Center or Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. Both facilities offer various programs and classes that teach participants to row, sail, kayak, canoe and more!

Windermere Summer Splash comes to Green Lake Aug. 16

Come experience the first-ever Windermere Summer Splash at Green Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16!

In addition to featuring a Junior Rowing Competition and Corporate Cup regatta, the event will celebrate summer fun and healthy activities for families. There will be food vendors, children’s activities, entertainment and opportunities to experience rowing, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Windermere Summer Splash is sponsored by Windermere Real Estate in partnership with George Pocock Rowing Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation. Most activities will be located on the southwest corner of the park near the Green Lake Small Craft Center.

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