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Tukwila Parks & Recreation
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Phone: 206 768-2822
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Fall 2023 Events & Offerings

Gear Up – Step Out – Let’s Play




Veterans Day Event 

Thursday, November 9

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us to honor our veterans and their families. Complimentary lunch and entertainment will be provided.


Winter Craft Fun 

Friday, December 15

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)

Ages: 3-5 years

Funded by an American Rescue Plan grant, join the fun with craft activities. Caregivers can join or have a couple of hours to yourself!


FALL 2023: Tukwila Parks & Recreation Preview

These are just a few of the offerings this fall!

Scholarships are available at



Drop in at the Tukwila Community Center.


After School Teen Room (FREE)

Mondays – Fridays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Open 30 minutes after school on early release days. Are you looking for a supervised place for your teen to be after school? The Teen Room has something for everyone, including activities and homework help!


Teen Late Night (FREE)

Fridays, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

November 3, 17 • December 1, 8, 15

Teen Late Night is the perfect place for your teen. Join us for sports and games.

Teen Open Gym Volleyball/BASKETBALL (FREE)

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

For Middle School and High School Students.




Young Adult Socials

Second Friday of the Month, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Ages: 18+ years

Fee: $5 per session

Drop in. No registration required.

November 17th: Tukwila Community Center

December 8th: SeaTac Community Center

In partnership with the City of SeaTac to host monthly socials for teens/young adults with disabilities.



Registration required at

All program are at the Tukwila Community Center.


Force 10 3X3 Basketball Clinics (FREE)   


Cultures United Futsal (FREE)

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

November 4 – December 9 (no sessions on 11/11, 11/25)

Ages: 7 – 12 years

Futsal is a type of soccer that is played indoors on a much smaller court. The smaller field size ensures a game of Futsal is fast-paced and more intense, with more opportunity for goal scoring.


Kung Fu 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Monthly Fee: $25 • Ages: 8 – 15 years

Baat Ying Baat Faat (8 animals 8 methods) is a neo-classical style of Kung fu that is based on various styles of northern and southern Chinese martial arts.


Family Martial Arts (NEW)

Tuesdays beginning November 7th

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Ages: 7 years to Adult • Fee: $25 per person or $50 per FAMILY

Tukwila Community Center

Families: join the fitness fun! Blending the best techniques and training methods of five traditional martial arts systems, KAJUKENBO was created by combining the first few letters of each style: KA (Karate), JU (Judo and Jujitsu), KEN (Kenpo), and BO (Chinese boxing).



Registration required at

All programs are at the Tukwila Community Center.


African Drumming

Saturdays, Beginning October 28th , 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $10 ▪ Ages: 6 – Family/Adult

Learn to play traditional rhythms of West Africa. In this class be introduced to the different drums (djembe, dun dun, sangban, and kenkeni), and techniques for playing each one.


Piano & Guitar or Bass Lessons

Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Half Hour Sessions)

Monthly Fee: $140 • Ages: 5 years – Adult

Private lessons with a focus on musicality, creativity, and helping both kids and adults choose to learn and practice the music they love.



Registration required at

All programs are at the Tukwila Community Center.


Adult Nutrition/Cooking Class (NEW)

Tuesdays, September 26 – December 12

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fee: Ages 16+ years • $50 per person

Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME™) 10-week Series: Join weekly workshops that demonstrate simple techniques for selecting and preparing healthy whole foods. Light dinner included. (No class October 31 and November 21)


Watercolor Basics and Beyond (NEW)

Saturdays, September 23 – December 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fee: $80

This 8-week course is for beginners to learn the basics of watercolor painting in a joyful and fun atmosphere. (No class November 11 and 25)




Registration required at

All programs are at the Tukwila Community Center.


Toddler Time Playgroup (FREE)

Tuesdays, September – December, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.,

Ages: 1.5 – 3 years

Activities support motor skills and mental development.


Baby & Me (FREE)

Thursdays, September – December, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages 0 – 1.5 years

New parents can meet other families and learning about age-appropriate activities.


Ms. Cindy’s Play & Learn (FREE)

Fridays, September – December, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Ages: 0 – 5 years

Meet other families and join engaging activities, including story time and snack, songs, interactive games, art activities and free play.




Discover the full offerings for Seniors in the Senior Scoop newsletter. Register at the Community Center or online at

All programs are at the Tukwila Community Center unless otherwise noted.



Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Drum Fitness

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Silver Sneakers

Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Line Dance

Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Senior Strength

Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Silver Sneakers 

Soft Style Kung Fu for Senior Adults (NEW)

Thursdays, Beginning September 14, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn Baat Ying Baat Faat’s (Eight Animals Eight Methods) soft-style method of kung fu (Yao June) from Sifu Ricky Thatsanavongsa.  Students will develop better coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility through traditional breathing and movement exercises.




Senior Adult Finance Classes (FREE/NEW)

In partnership with the American Bankers Association.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m., Preventing Identity Theft

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m., Choosing an Executor




Senior Painting Class

Thursdays, Beginning September 14, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fee: $40 per month

This class is for non-beginners. Refine painting skills and learn new techniques.


Beginning Watercolor

Fridays, Beginning September 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fee: $40 per month

This class is strictly designed for the beginner painter that wants to learn watercolor. We will begin from step one at an easy pace to make sure everyone is feeling confident with their true artistic self.



Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

September 12-26 ($30) • October 3-31 ($50) November 7- 28 ($30, no class on November 21)




Thanksgiving Lunch (FREE)

Tuesday, November 21, 11 a.m.

This 33rd annual event is held at the Double Tree Inn and Suites by Hilton in Tukwila.


12 Days of Goodness with the Seattle Seahawks (FREE)

Friday, December 8, 11 a.m. • Tukwila Community Center

Help us celebrate and appreciate our veterans This event will include guest appearances by Seattle Seahawk Legends. Enjoy Lunch and photo opportunities.


Tukwila Trailers Women’s Hiking Group

Monday Hikes Year-round, 8:30 a.m. (rain or shine)

Fee: $10

This group meets at the Tukwila Community Center and departs at 8:30 a.m. Please call 206-768-2822 to register. Pick up a hiking schedule with rating difficulty at the center or look for us on our website.



The Tukwila Community Center’s Fitness Center includes circuit equipment, free weights, treadmills, stair stepper recumbent bike, and an upright bike and ellipticals.



Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



For fitness class schedule, fees and membership, visit the Tukwila Parks and Recreation website.



Family Martial Arts (NEW)

Tuesdays, beginning November 7th

6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Ages: 7 years to Adult • Fee: $25 per person/$50 per family

Tukwila Community Center

Families: join the fitness fun! Blending the best techniques and training methods of five traditional martial arts systems, KAJUKENBO was created by combining the first few letters of each style: KA (Karate), JU (Judo and Jujitsu), KEN (Kenpo), and BO (Chinese boxing).


Women’s Self Defense (NEW)

Tuesdays, Beginning November 7th 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Ages: 16 years and older • Fee:  $50 per person

Tukwila Community Center

Self-defense training is a life skill that helps women to be more aware of their surroundings and be prepared for the unexpected at any time. Through training, participants are taught to become psychologically, intellectually and physically strong enough to protect themselves in times of distress.


Court Sports: Find out about clinics, open play and adult leagues for all levels on the Tukwila Parks & Recreation website.


Help a Tukwila child and their family today!

Every year Tukwila Parks and Recreation joins with community partners for the Spirit of Giving Campaign. Together, we can reduce financial stress for caregivers and help create a time of ease and joy for Tukwila children experiencing housing insecurity.

  • This is your chance to help Tukwila families in need as we enter the winter season.
  • This program relies on gifts and cash for care packages. Last year we helped 250 children and their families.
  • Special toys, cozy items, hygiene essentials, and grocery gift cards to ensure a healthy, happy winter.

This year let’s help even more children! Together, WE can support this important giving program. Learn more at or email


Tukwila’s Public Art Program needs you!

We need your assistance in creating a public art program that serves all our community. Sign up for one of the listening sessions below and help us plan for the future!

Green Tukwila Partnership

Fall into planting season and build Tukwila’s Urban Forests. Calling all volunteers to join Green Tukwila. Help plant six different parks with native trees and plants. All tools and training provided onsite. Sign up today at


Restoration at Riverton Park

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

October 11, November 8, December 13


Planting at Cottonwood Corner

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 12, November 9, December 14


Duwamish Alive at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Planting at Upper Crystal Springs Park

Saturday, October 28

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Planting at Lower Crystal Springs Park

Wednesday, November 8

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Help Heal Our Habitat at Codiga Park!

Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Green Tukwila Day at Duwamish Hill Preserve

Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.