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

Phone: 206 768-2822
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Tukwila Community Center & Joseph Foster Memorial Park Master Plan Development

Project Schedule:

September 2023: Project Kick-Off

October-December 2023: Project Review & Public Input

December 2023-January 2024: Design Concepts

February 2024: Preferred Plan and Master Plan Document


Project Description:

Tukwila Parks & Recreation is developing a Master Plan for the Tukwila Community Center and Joseph Foster Memorial Park.

This plan will be used to guide and make decisions about new and existing park amenities, recreational programs and future investments for each park site. The plan will be concise, adaptive, and actionable with clear implementation strategies for both short- and long-term needs.

To ensure these offerings continue to reflect the needs, values and priorities of the community, Parks & Recreation will host community workshops/listening sessions and gather feedback from the online survey found on this page.  Information boards are also located in the Tukwila Community Center.

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About the Parks:

Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168

The Tukwila Community Center sits along the Duwamish River The 12.7 acre riverfront site hosts a 55,000 square foot multipurpose building, offering several activities and resources for seniors, adults, teens, and young children.  The park includes a picnic shelter, barbecue area, restroom, splash park, basketball court, baseball field, soccer field and skate park.  The parking lot has 317 parking stalls.

The site of the Tukwila Community Center Park was acquired from King County in 1990.  The property was initially acquired using bond funds from the 1969 Forward Thrust Park Bond Program and was used primarily as a pea patch garden.  In 1997 the City of Tukwila built the 55,000-square-foot Community Center, funded in part by savings generated by the City for such purposes as well as the issuance of capital bonds.  The center was designed by ARC Architects and constructed by Berschauer Phillips Construction.  A second phase of construction brough outdoor park improvements, including the sport areas and picnic shelter.

The center serves as the headquarters for the Parks & Recreation Department, the central hub for customer contact, registration and facility rental coordination.  In addition to staff offices and work spaces, a variety of dedicated and multi-purpose spaces serve to support diverse recreation programming, events and facility rentals.  It also serves as an emergency shelter for the city.

Joseph Foster Memorial Park: 13919 53rd Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168

Joseph Foster Memorial Park is a nine-acre park named after one of the first non-indingenous settlers in the Tukwila area of Washington.  The park is divided into three separate areas and features two baseball fields, a multi-sport court, dog park, picnic shelter and public restrooms and a paved walking trail.

Joseph Foster Memorial Park was established in 1982, is located on the former site of Foster School. The land was donated to create the first community school. The park land is leased from the Tukwila School District, which was recently renewed in 2022 and extending through December 2051.  Most recent investments in the park include a basketball/pickleball court (completed in 2021) and the conversion of the upper field to a dog park (completed in 2018).