Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Comfort Station and East Entry

Updated: November 17, 2016

Fall 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting we held in August in conjunction with the Wallingford Community Council.

To use resources more efficiently, Seattle Parks and Recreation will combine the play area renovation, comfort station renovation, and east entry ADA improvement project into one bid package. We are working on getting these projects out to bid.  We will work with the contractor to minimize the construction impacts at the park.

In coordination with summer use this project will begin construction at the end of the summer 2016 and will be completed in summer 2017.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House on September 9, 2014 and provided input. The Sr. Landscape Architect has taken the community input and will work on creating a preferred design for the play area.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy included money to make improvements to the existing play area at Gas Works Park. The remnants of the play area are located on the south side of the play barn (the large covered structure with the multi-colored equipment).


Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.8 million dollars for planning, design and construction for play area, comfort station and east entry access.


Play Area

Planning: December 2013 - March 2014
Design: March 2014 - June 2016
Construction: March - June 2017
Completion: Summer 2017

Comfort Station and East Entry

Construction: September - December 2017

Project Description

This project will provide for replacement of play equipment, access improvements and other work at this existing play area.

The scope of this project brings the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and guideline efforts of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Community Participation

Public Meeting 8/3/2016