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Beacon Hill Playground

Address: 1902 13th Ave S, 98144 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Beacon Hill Playground, adjacent to Beacon Hill Elementary School, features ADA-accessible basketball hoops, a children's play area, picnic tables, accessible restrooms, a soccer and softball field, accessible tennis courts and an accessible wading pool.

Acreage: 3


M.H. Young, who developed a street car line to Beacon Hill in 1895, suggested the name for the hill--and thus the playground--after Beacon Hill in his native Boston, Massachusetts. (Boston's Beacon Hill is known as the site of the protest skirmish that followed the Boston Tea Party. After the Tea Party, and the defeat of the Redcoats at Lexington and Concord, the siege of Boston formally started the Revolutionary War in 1776.)

The south half of the playfield site had been a waterworks, the Spring Hill Water Company, from 1881 to 1907. Its reservoir was served by a pump station on Lake Washington at Colman Park. Abandoned in 1912, the site was converted to a playfield in 1926.

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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