Office of the City Manager
Civic Center Project
City Manager Amy Arrington
January 11, 2022
The Civic Center Project was an important topic for Normandy Park in 2021 and will continue to be a high-ranking priority as we move into 2022. This proposed project would replace the existing Recreation Center, City Hall, and Police Department facilities located at City Hall Park. Work in 2021 started with a City Council Committee reviewing the city finances to determine a project budget. This construction budget was then shared with the City Council Facilities Committee responsible for developing the facility’s proposed size and uses that would be constructed within the designated budget.
The Facilities Committee, made up of City Council members and residents, firmly focused on the recreation opportunities that this new building would offer. The goal was to maintain the variety of uses previously offered at the recreation center, including an assortment of programs, a public meeting room, and the Normandy Park Preschool. After multiple meetings and public input, a site plan has been accepted.
This site plan successfully creates a public space that encourages and supports the community coming together. It works to maximize the recreational opportunities, both indoor and outdoor, at City Hall Park. Some exciting elements being proposed include:
- The size of the gymnasium has been increased.
- Rooms will have multipurpose uses and be open for various uses.
- In addition to the indoor gymnasium, the project will include an outdoor basketball half-court.
- The city’s preschool program will have an improved classroom area and support space.
- The City Hall Park playground will be relocated to a more central location.
- A new picnic table area will be installed, overlooking the south ballfields and playground area, where parents can sit overlooking both the fields and the playground.
- An outdoor gathering area will be developed for residents.
The next steps in the project will be the actual design of the building and secure project funding. Regarding the financing of this project, the city wants to fund it with grants, private contributions, and a bond. These items will require public input, so you are encouraged to attend the upcoming public meetings once they are scheduled. The proposed civic center has tremendous potential and will offer a wide variety of recreational, educational, and civic opportunities. The city looks forward to working with the citizens to make this project a reality.
“…a site plan has been accepted.”
Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)
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