The Snoqualmie Community Center land and building are owned by the City of Snoqualmie and maintained and operated by the YMCA. The Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is open to all Snoqualmie Valley residents to enjoy and participate in free and low-cost programs. Members are able to use all features including the cardio and fitness rooms, gym, and lockers.
The Snoqualmie Community Center is also a dedicated emergency shelter that can be opened 24/7 for people to stay in during local and regional emergencies and disasters.
Potential Facility Expansion and Funding
The current community center is one-third of the size of what was originally planned over ten years ago. Due to funding, the City was unable to build the full-size facility. Since the community center opened in 2011, Snoqualmie’s population has grown by 27%, but the facility has remained the same and has outgrown its space. An expansion is being considered.
Mayor Larson is proposing a funding option whereby Snoqualmie residents would not incur additional taxes for the expansion. With the City Council’s approval, a randomized, scientific telephone survey of residents may occur in summer 2019 to gather more resident opinions.
Addition of 24,000 to 27,500 square feet for a total of 37,000 to 40,500 square feet
Additional multi-purpose spaces for programming
Expanded cardio/fitness center
Warm water pools
Three to six lap lanes
Public events plaza and spray park
Residents interested in learning more about a potential expansion of the Snoqualmie Community Center gathered at Cascade View Elementary School for a community meeting on June 9, 2019. Following a presentation by Mayor Matt Larson, participants provided input and made recommendations. Suggested features, concerns, and overall recommendations will be valuable as the City of Snoqualmie administration and staff continue to research expansion possibilities.