Imagine a place where youth and families can safely gather to play, learn and grow. #ImagineEastside
That’s the vision of the new Eastside community center, a public-private partnership that will build out a school campus to bring a swimming pool, a gym, after-school activities, cooking classes, a playground, nature hikes and more to residents of the neighborhood and beyond.
Working together, our partner organizations can more efficiently serve a multi-generational, multi-cultural community that sorely lacks resources other areas sometimes take for granted.
By pooling our resources, we can:
- Give kids a safe place to grow, which was a vision of Billy Ray Shirley III, a youth leader whose life was cut short before he could pursue his dream of building a community center.
- Provide a welcome place for adults to improve their physical fitness and learn new life and business skills.
- Build an aquatics center that draws people into this neighborhood that has so much potential.
Eastside Community Center
Tacoma, WA 98404