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Judkins Park and Playfield
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ABOUT THE PARK
Judkins is a multipurpose park corridor in the Central Area. Its six-block strip of green enlivens the Rainier Valley with picnic, play and sports areas - and with grass, grass, and more grass.
Judkins Park originally was a deep ravine. As the area became more settled, the City began filling the ravine with garbage, to create more play space. The odors became problematic, and the City then added dirt on top of the other fill. Through the 1930's, area residents continued to complain of odors from the playground. After years of grading and adding dirt fill, the area was finally made into a park and playfield and named after Norman B. Judkins, a pioneer realtor.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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PROJECTS & PLANNING
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