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

Updated: August 7, 2016

Summer 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Wallingford Community Council held a community meeting at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N on Wednesday, August 3 at 7 p.m. to learn about upcoming renovation projects at Gas Works Park.

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.

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.


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

Public Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 98103