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Civic Center Project

City Manager Amy Arrington

City Manager Amy Arrington

January 11, 2022
A rendering of the proposed design for the new Civic Center main entry
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.
Site plan for the new Civic Center
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)

Weekly Report – January 27, 2023

As you know, a proposition needed to help fund a new Civic Center facility failed in August. To help us better understand the “why” behind your vote, whether you supported or opposed it, we asked residents to take a brief survey on this issue. The response rate has been fantastic, and the information submitted to date will be presented to the City Council at their January 28th retreat for review. If you are interested in taking a peak at the results we have received so far, take a look at the retreat packet.

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