Locker Rooms CLOSED – 2/2/24

Dear Community Members,

At the Federal Way Community Center, our highest priority is always the safety and well-being of our patrons and our community. With this in mind, we want to inform you of a necessary measure we are undertaking to ensure everyone’s safety.

Effective immediately, we are closing the locker rooms at the Federal Way Community Center. This decision is being made to initiate critical remediation efforts promptly and is part of our overall project to completely renovate the locker rooms to ensure they are a safe, clean, and enjoyable space for all patrons to use.

As part of the Locker Room Renovation project at FWCC, Med-Tox Northwest was engaged by our contractor, Innova Architects, to conduct standard testing for environmental conditions within the entire facility. The testing revealed the presence of mold contaminants within the locker room area. No mold was detected in the remainder of the FWCC.

While the closure may come sooner than anticipated, it is imperative that we take swift action to follow the recommendations made by Med-Tox Northwest’s to mitigate any potential safety risks and to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards of quality. We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Please note that this closure only impacts the locker room facilities and other facilities and amenities, including the pools, at the Federal Way Community Center remain open and accessible to our patrons. But, you will notice changes to the entry into the pool areas and loss of access to and use of the steam room and sauna.

Steps to provide an alternative locker room space, including restrooms and showers, are already underway. We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all members of our community and will provide updates on these efforts and the overall remediation and renovation work. Please visit for more information and updates as we have them.

While the closure allows for focused attention on remediation efforts, it is unclear at this time whether it will impact the overall timeline of the locker room renovations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Leif Ellsworth, who is available to assist you.

Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize your safety and well-being.



Leif Ellsworth

Community Center Manager

Locker Room Renovations Public Meeting – January 18th

Join us at our upcoming Public Meeting to discuss the exciting renovations planned for the Federal Way Community Center locker rooms!

We’re thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Public Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5-7 PM, where we will unveil exciting plans for the renovation of the Federal Way Community Center locker rooms! Your input and feedback are invaluable to us as we strive to enhance your experience at our facility. Come and discover the details of our upcoming locker room renovations. We encourage attendees to share thoughts, ask questions, and actively participate in shaping the future of our community center.

Thursday, January 18, 2024
5 – 7 PM

Federal Way Community Center
876 S 333rd St
Federal Way, WA 98003

Questions or Concerns?
Autumn Gressett


We strongly encourage participants to take a moment and complete our feedback survey, as your valuable input will significantly contribute to shaping our new locker rooms.

Temporary Locker Rooms Closure on January 10

Dear Federal Way Community Center Members,
The locker rooms are scheduled for a mechanical systems assessment this Wednesday, January 10th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. During this period, access to the locker rooms will be temporarily suspended.
We understand the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. To minimize disruption, we will attempt to rotate access between Cabanas and Locker Rooms. However, there’s a possibility that the locker rooms may remain closed for the entire duration of the maintenance and assessment.
We’ll provide updates on available access once our contractors are on-site. We’re working diligently to ensure at least one area will be accessible during this time.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to enhance our facilities!

Upcoming Holiday Hours

As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude for your continued support throughout the year. We understand that this time of year is special for everyone, filled with joy, festivities, and cherished moments with loved ones.

In the spirit of the season, we want to inform you of our upcoming holiday hours to ensure that you can plan your visits accordingly. Please take note of the following changes:

  • Thanksgiving Day – November 23:
  • Day After Thanksgiving – November 24:
    Open from 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Christmas Eve – December 24:
    Open from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Christmas Day – December 25:
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31:
    Open from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • New Year’s Day – January 1:

While our facility will observe special hours during the holidays, we’d like to bring your attention to the fact that certain Group Fitness classes, Water Aerobics, and other programs may be subject to cancellation even if our doors are open. To stay up-to-date on any changes and cancellations, we encourage you to check our official social media channels and website as the holiday approaches. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these special times. From all of us at the Federal Way Community Center, we wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and moments to cherish.

The Gymnasium will be CLOSED – October 28

The Community Center gymnasium will be temporarily closed on October 28, but don’t worry; it’s for a spooktacular reason! We’re making way for our much-anticipated “Tricks N’ Treats Event,” and we can’t wait for you to join in the Halloween festivities.

Gymnasium Closed on October 28

 On October 28, the gymnasium will be transformed into a hub of Halloween excitement, complete with games, surprises, and plenty of treats. Unfortunately, during this time, you won’t be able to use the gymnasium for activities like basketball or table tennis. However, the trade-off is an evening of fun, games, and Halloween thrills that you won’t want to miss.

Join Us for Tricks N’ Treats!

 Mark your calendars for the Tricks N’ Treats Event, an evening that promises laughter, entertainment, and perhaps a few spooky surprises. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family together for some quality Halloween fun. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION.

So, remember, on October 28, our gymnasium may be temporarily closed, but we’re making it up to you with a Halloween celebration that’s bound to be a real treat. We can’t wait to see you there!

Our Pool Schedules Have Been Updated For Summer
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