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Seward Park Playground Renovation
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information


Location: 5898 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle WA 98118

Project Status

Thank you Seattle! The Play Area Is OPEN!!!
COME PLAY!!! The construction fencing came down on October 18, 2010 and has been buzzing with children since. A community celebration was held on October 24, 2010.

The play area features an amazing cable ride, tall play structures, rocks and ropes, swings, a whirl, spring toys and interactive art. It is nestled amongst the tall trees at the edge of the forest by the Seward Park Environmental & Audubon Center.

A community party was organized to reclaim cobbles from an old storage yard in the park. The granite, sandstone, and basalt cobbles, along with many colored bricks have been used in the paving at the play area.

Seattle voters and devoted neighbors particularly the Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation have worked unremittingly to bring about the renovation of the play area at Seward Park. Seattle Parks and Recreation would like to thank those people who have kept this project moving forward and the generous donors that helped to support it financially. Your work is truly impressive and will create another jewel in this treasured park.

The Seward Park Playground Improvement Foundation (SPPIF) partnered with Seattle Parks and Recreation, Audubon Society, Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks, and Friends of Seward Park to hire a consultant and jointly steward the design of a new playground. SPPIF, with guidance from the Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Parks and Recreation, reached out to the community and took this project through the planning and schematic design process. Johnson Southerland designed the play area after extensive public input.

5898 Lake Washington Blvd S
Seattle, WA 98118
$450,000 2008 Parks and Green
Spaces Levy
$300,000 Raised by Seward Park
Playground Improvement Foundation
including $100,000 from the
Neighborhood Matching Fund and
$50,000 from King County
Planning: Complete
Design: July 2009 - April 2010
Construction: Summer 2010 - Fall 2010
Completion: Fall 2010

Project Description

This project develops a unique play area that will serve local families as their "neighborhood play area" and will draw visitors because of its naturalistic character. The vision for the play space is intended to appeal to people very young through the teen years and incorporate features of interest that provide a fantastic place to explore nature in a fun, physical way.

Community Participation

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Updated July 29, 2015

For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

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