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Dahl (Waldo J.) Playfield

Address: 7700 25th Ave NE, 98115 (Map It)
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(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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


The Friends of Dahl Playfield is a neighborhood volunteer organization that works in partnership with the Seattle Parks and Recreation.

In 2006, the playground was renovated by the neighborhood, led by the Friends of Dahl Playfield. The art was created by John Hoge and SiteWorkshop was the landscape architect.

In 2010, the Skate Park was completed. Click here for more information

Acreage: 14.5


The first efforts to acquire the site began in 1947 by the "80 parents of Cub Pack 165". The area was originally known as "Ravenna Swamp" (peat bog), then "80th Street Playground". The Board of Park Commissioners renamed it in 1955 to honor Waldo J. "Red" Dahl, member of the board from 1934-1936, 1941-1951 and 1951-1968, including 9 terms as president.

(Excerpt from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

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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