Mike McGinn, Mayor
4/24/2012 4:23:00 PM
Karen O'Connor 206-684-8020
Construction for the Rainer Playfield Play Area begins
Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce that construction for the Rainer Playfield Play Area begins on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Parks anticipates construction lasting through the end of July 2012. The play area is located at the corner of S. Oregon Street and 38th Ave. S.
During construction the driveway to the concession stand and the asphalt lot near the play area and basketball courts will be will be fenced off to facilitate construction and staging.
Parks awarded the construction contract to Maroni Construction in early April 2012. The project includes replacement of the existing play equipment and will result in a single play area with age appropriate equipment for young children (2-5) and older children (5-12). A picnic area to the south of the entry roadway will include permanent picnic tables and barbeques. The renovation will also revise the pathway to the play area from SW Oregon Street to provide access for people with disabilities.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provided the funding for this play area renovation.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy in November 2008. The $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities.
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