Alder Commons Members

Anyone who wants to regularly spend time at Alder Commons should consider becoming a Member! Some Members are only around twice a month, and others come most days of the week. Some Members join as a household, and others sign up individually.

Alder Commons also hosts events that are open to the public, which non-Members are welcome to attend.

Membership Benefits

All Members gain access to…

  • Unlimited Alder Commons classes, workshops, and clubs.
  • Amenities
    • Workshop with woodworking tools, art supplies, and room to make a creative mess
    • Community Kitchen
    • Library with books galore
    • Coworking Space (additional fee for reserving a desk)
    • Play and Imagination Room
    • Outdoor Adventure Playground
    • Reservable rooms
    • On-site bike and car parking
  • Alder Commons Community Events
    • Speaker Series
    • Movie Screenings
    • Trainings on Equity & Social Justice
    • Craft Markets
    • Other Pop-up Events
  • A community of Members who align with our core values
  • Discounts from local business partners

Sliding Scale Pricing

In order to ensure access for all community members, our price suggestions are set to a sliding scale.

You can use the widget below to see the suggested membership price for you or your family.

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However, we recognize that household income is unable to capture a wide variety of financial situations that may affect your ability to pay. We are committed to making Alder Commons open to potential members regardless of their ability to pay. If our suggested price is beyond your means, please come and talk to us!

Background Checks

Alder Commons is an all-ages learning center, which means that we have adults and young people alike in many shared spaces. To ensure a safe environment for our younger members, we require that all Members who are 18 years or older be enrolled in the Office of Child Care’s Central Background Registry.

Next Steps

Early Bird Membership enrollment is open now. Because we are still in the process of preparing the space and ramping up our offerings, we’re offering a 50% discount to early birds, which will rebound to full price once we wrap up the main construction projects sometime in summer of 2020.

If you’re interested in becoming a member, please contact us. We will schedule a meeting where we can show you the facilities, share more about our vision, and answer any questions you may have.


Alder Commons is not a Membership Corporation. Alder Commons Members do not have official voting or governing duties.