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Yesler Community Center

Yesler Community Center

Photo credit: Seattle Parks and Recreation

The Yesler Community Center, located in the heart of the neighborhood, serves people from a multitude of world cultures. The center draws not only from the Yesler neighborhood but also attracts residents and workers from First Hill, Pioneer Square, the Central District, the International District and downtown Seattle.

The current center, which was constructed to replace an older, existing one, opened in 2004. The environmentally sustainable center has an open lobby with displays of photography and other art by neighborhood youth. Other interior spaces include two multipurpose rooms with a commercial-grade kitchen, an arts and crafts room, other smaller rooms and a gym with a regulation-size basketball court.

The variety and sizes of the rooms provide spaces for an array of programs, activities and special events, catering to the needs of the community. The center hosts annual events such as Juneteenth and a Mother's Day Brunch, while offering regular programs for toddlers (indoor gym), youth (basketball, badminton, volleyball and other sports), adults (dance, martial arts) and seniors (pickleball). The Yesler Community Center is operated by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. For schedules, questions and programming, contact the Yesler Community Center directly.