Most walk-in activities are now free at community centers – My Ballard

With funding from the Seattle Parks District as a member of Community Center Strategic Planas of the first of the year, most walk-in activities at Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers are now free.

During a public outreach process, Seattle Parks and Recreation heard from many communities that even small registration fees can be a barrier for low-income people, preventing many from participating in some of our activities and services. basic.

In general, a true hospitality business is one that does not regularly hire staff or have regular material and supply costs. For most community centers, this means that the following activities are now free:

  • Tot Gyms and Tot Salles
  • Fitness rooms
  • Basketball, Pickleball, Dodgeball, Volleyball
  • Pool tables
  • Table games like Bridge or Mahjong
  • and most other activities that previously had a $1, $2, or $3 entry fee.

The following activity types will continue to charge fees:

  • Walk-in program (paying for a class one session at a time)
  • Special events
  • Walk-in activities held outside normal business hours

For more information or questions about a previously purchased punch card for walk-in activities, contact Ballard Community Center at (206) 684-4093 or Loyal Heights Community Center at (206) 684-4052 to learn more.

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