Burke-Gilman Playground Park Renovation

Updated: October 29, 2019

Fall 2019

Using the Neighborhood Matching Fund and working with Seattle Parks and Recreation the consultant selection completed with the hiring of SiteWorkshop. Please participate in the public process as we work together to renovate the park into a play space that specializes in nature-based play for children of all abilities. Thank you to everyone who participated in previous community meetings.

During community planning and focus group meetings, with very robust participation, came an idea for a new park space with nature based play and passive spaces for relaxation. The community approached Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) in 2017 with their ideas to create a play space at Burke-Gilman Playground Park inclusive to children and adults of all abilities. Through many meetings with SPR they refined the original idea for inclusive play space to one which was also nature based. In 2018, they received a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the Department of Neighborhoods for the purpose of renovating the park at Burke-Gilman Playground Park into a play space that specializes in nature-based play for children of all abilities and will be calm and relaxing for all.

Location

Burke-Gilman Playground Park, 5201 Sand Point Way NE, 98105

Budget

Neighborhood Matching Fund, provides $43,000 for design. Construction budget is yet to be determined (TBD).

Schedule

Design: Summer 2018 - Winter 2019/20
Construction: TBD

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to renovate the playground at Burke-Gilman Playground Park into a play space that specializes in nature-based play for children of all abilities. An innovative renovation of this space will result in a beautiful park for people of all ages and abilities.

Community Participation

Public Meetings for Eli's Park Project - A community initiated project 
   •  Informational Flier

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