Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

Bainbridge senior center gets new name; opening set for December

The Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center will no longer be the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center when it moves into its new space this winter. The City Council voted Wednesday to change the Brien Drive building’s name to Waterfront Park Community Center.

The Bainbridge senior center board requested the change to clear up confusion surrounding the name of the city-owned facility, which is also referred to as the Bainbridge Commons. Senior center President Don Fisher said the new name would also reflect the diverse range of programs hosted at the building.

“We feel with the name change we’re better representing who we are,” he said.

The city and senior center are splitting the cost of a $500,000 reconstruction of the senior center’s space in the west wing of the building. The senior center is operating out of the east wing (pictured above) as construction continues. The west wing was demolished in May.

Mayor Debbi Lester said the reconstruction project is on schedule and on budget. A grand reopening is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 4.

(Meegan Reid/File photo)