Seattle Parks to start construction on new Green Lake Community Boathouse

Seattle Parks will break ground on a new community boathouse at Green Lake this month.

The current boathouse will be closed and demolished to make way for the new 10,800-square-foot boathouse. The new facility will be fully accessible to allow for the launch of Seattle’s first public adaptive rowing program and expansion of the current paracanoeing program.

Along with creating more access, the new building will allow for more general small craft programs thanks to more efficient boat storage and new instructional space. The new facility will have restrooms, lockers, areas for off-water instruction, and a community meeting space.

The public restrooms adjacent to the Green Lake loop trail will also be renovated for park users.

Seattle Parks says construction will affect the Green Lake path—expect detours during construction.

The project estimate is $12.5 million, being funded in part by private donations and grants from Land & Water Conservation Fund, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, King County, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Major Projects Challenge Fund.

Construction will start in mid-September and is expected to last through fall 2023.

Renderings courtesy Mithun/Seattle Parks