The concept of the Kirkland Teen Center or Teen Union Building (KTUB) resulted from the first Kirkland Youth Council (KYC) Youth Summit. Teens overwhelming expressed their desire for a place to call their own. The Kirkland Youth Council took on this project not knowing how long it would take. After years of research, lobbing, and plain old persistence, the City Council approved the construction of a teen center in Peter Kirk Park. KYC members continued to be involved in the process. Youth met one on one with architects, interior designers, City officials to ensure that this facility was exactly what teens wanted. In June of 2001, the Kirkland Teen Center opened its doors. This state of the art facility features, a darkroom, café, music recording studio, art lab, stage, and more. In June of 2002, the Teen Union Building was recognized as the Outstanding Recreation Facility by the Washington Recreation and Parks Association.
For the latest information on KTUB, offerings, and operating hours, please visit the Kirkland Teen Union Building page.