Eastside Community Center

Tacoma, WA


Photos courtesy of Rick Keating Photography

The new 55,000 sq. ft. Eastside Community Center offers a multi-use gymnasium, a social hall, meeting rooms, a culinary kitchen, a weight room aquatics area, and cardio-fitness areas.

The new community center was made possible by a partnership between Metro Parks Tacoma, the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Housing Authority, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, the Greater Metro Parks Foundation, and the Billy Ray Shirley III Foundation. The center is expected to attract as many as 350,000 users annually, including 200 youngsters each weekday through programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.


Pool Type

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Most Recent Project

Completed 2018


ARC Architects

Project Amenities

The anchor attraction of the center is the new 318,000-gallon swimming pool which replaced the existing Eastside Pool and will provide a lot of extra fun for all ages.

The LEED Silver-certified community center offers swim lessons, rec swim, lap swim, water exercise, and pool parties.

This project received an AIA Washington Civic Design Merit Award in 2019. The awards celebrate design excellence in publicly funded projects located in Washington and showcase projects with the highest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance and overall integration with the client and surrounding communities.

5,000 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

1-meter diving board


Climbing wall

Aqua zip

Rolling log

Two stair entries


Various spray features

Separate recreation pool with four 25-yard lap lanes

Stair entry

Hydrotherapy bench

100 sq. ft. Spa

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