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Snoqualmie Community Center


The Snoqualmie Community Center is a partnership between the City of Snoqualmie and the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA. The YMCA serves more than one-third of the city's population both through memberships and non-member activities. It provides programming that emphasizes healthy living, youth development and social responsibility, and is a gathering place for people throughout Snoqualmie Valley.

Location: 35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone: 425-256-3115

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Facility and Program Information

 

Community Impact of the Year Award


The Snoqualmie Community Center was honored in November 2012 with an award for “Community Impact of the Year” by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Washington Chapter. The award was presented to Wallace Properties, which arranged the financing and development of the community center.

Watch this video about the Snoqualmie Community Center's "Community Impact of the Year" Award.

 

Ta-Dah! Artwork at the Community Center


The newest piece of public artwork in Snoqualmie is on the front lawn of the Snoqualmie Community Center / Snoqualmie Valley YMCA at 35018 SE Ridge Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. The sculpture is titled "Tah Dah" by artist CJ Rench. It stands 18 feet high and the upper portion revolves in the wind.

Through a formal art proposal process, the Snoqualmie Arts Commission considered several pieces. Ultimately, "Ta-Dah" is the artwork the commission recommended to the City Council. Council members approved the piece in 2011 and it was installed in January 2012 at the Snoqualmie Community Center.
 

Eco Turf at the Snoqualmie Community Center/Snoqualmie Valley YMCA

The landscaping surrounding the Snoqualmie Community Center looks decidedly different than traditional athletic field grass—because it is. The product is called "eco-turf" or "eco-grass" and was installed to meet a requirement of an $800,000 grant received by the YMCA of Greater Seattle that helped build the Youth Development Center.* The grant required that the facility be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards. That designation requires a minimum number of credits. The type of grass used (along with numerous other building elements) received much-needed LEED credits.

Eco-turf requires less mowing, chemicals and irrigation than traditional turf. The seeds are a mixture of various types of grass and wildflowers and will grow much longer—and more colorfully—than traditional turf and will have a less consistent appearance because of the variety. The seed also takes longer to fill in and become dense. If mowed, the turf will still be left taller than traditional athletic fields or other landscaping.

For more information on eco-turf, visit the Washington State University webpage about eco-lawns at: http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/lawn006/lawn006.htm

 *The Youth Development Center (YDC) is open to all Snoqualmie Valley youth ages 8-15. No membership to the YMCA is required and friends are welcome. More info about the YDC: www.seattleymca.org/locations/snoqualmie  

 

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