FWCC, Dumas Bay Centre / Knutzen Theater & PAEC closed until June 22

Member, Guest, and Community,

The Federal Way Community Center, Dumas Bay Centre / Knutzen Theater, and Performing Arts and Event Center are CLOSED until June 22, 2020. At the direction of the Governor of Washington State and Public Health of Seattle and King County, we are taking these precautionary measures to ensure your safety.

Federal Way City Parks are open to the public, but all AMENITIES are CLOSED including playgrounds, picnic shelters, spray parks, organized activities and all sports.

Refunds will be granted for all programs, rentals, classes, and memberships. The staff is currently working on how these refunds will be processed in a timely manner.

We are closely monitoring information from public health officials and will follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our facilities clean and community safe.

In the short term, we plan to have Community Center employees work at the facility and conduct a deep cleaning and other needed general maintenance.

We look forward to being able to invite everyone back upon reopening, stay tuned and check our website, mobile app, or Facebook account for the most recent information.


Leif Ellsworth
Community Center Manager

Mayor’s Proclamation of Emergency

Proclamation from Mayor Ferrell:
“The seriousness of the #coronavirus #COVID-19 threat affecting our community has risen in the region in the past few days, and I have decided to issue a Proclamation of Emergency.
This Proclamation gives us the ability to override routine procedures to quickly and effectively respond to public health threats.
I have also set up an Outbreak Advisory Team made up of department directors as well as other key staff members which will meet once a week going forward to discuss the evolving threat. We are also canceling commission meetings at City Hall through March 31, and we’re planning for members to participate via the web or phone for Council Committee meetings.
The safety and health of our community is our top priority during this threat to public health in Federal Way.”

FWCC coronavirus precaution statement

The Federal Way Community Center is taking every precaution against the potential threat of coronavirus in Federal Way. The community center is taking and recommending these steps to minimize a potential threat or outbreak.

  1. If you feel ill or have the flu, seek medical attention immediately! Please do not enter the community center or other high trafic areas other than when getting checked medically
  2. Frequent hand washing with warm water and soap for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub
  3. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, upper sleeve or elbow when you cough or sneeze
  4. Soap and warm water are available in all of our restrooms, and hand sanitizer has been placed around the facility.
  5. Common areas are frequently cleaned including door handles, fitness equipment, lockers, and other “high touch” items

Our facility is cleaned daily using products that disinfect each piece of equipment and ask that after each use by a patron that it be cleaned again utilizing those products that are placed around the facility for users use.

As with any newly emerging infectious disease, knowledge evolves with time, and recommendations are changing rapidly. We are closely monitoring information from public health officials and will follow their prevention guidelines to help keep our facilities clean and community safe. For more local information visit the City of Federal Way coronavirus web page.

Born To Move

By Doug Nelson
Community Center Manager

If you are reading this article, you are alive. If you are alive, therefore you were born … on your birthday to be exact.  (Insert your own “NO DUH” expression here) … and because you were born, you were born to move! That’s right; no matter your height, weight, flexibility, mobility, or athletic ability you were placed on this earth with the intention to walk, run, ride, jump, dance, kick, skip, hike, slide, swing, and more. Continue reading “Born To Move”