Peoples Center was built as a result of strong community organization and effort.
Known as the Malcolm X Center before the name was changed in 1978 to Peoples Center, it has served as a cornerstone of the community for meeting and social functions.
With a primary focus on youth and after school programming, this central Tacoma "Hilltop" location is popular with adults and the many children and youth in the area.
A recently completed renovation enhances the facility, which includes a fitness center and basketball/gym.
The indoor swimming pool is currently closed due to structural issues; a new pool has been agreed to by the City of Tacoma and the Park District it is scheduled to open in the near future.
Want to bike here?
We now have two bike racks to the right of the main entrance thanks to Metro Parks and City of Tacoma staff in response to a resident's request.
May Membership Special:
- Active and retired military who join in May get 50% off the first monthly fee.
- Member referral-Already a member? Tell a friend why you like People's Center, and if they join you will get a FREE month.
Programs at Peoples Community Center
1602 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
10 am-2 pm
Open for rentals and events
Drop in Fee: $3 a day
Adults: $26 a month
$30 initiation fee to start
Students in K-12:
$25 for a Sept thru June membership.
Students in College/Voc:
$20 per month
$15 ages (5-18)
July and August