Genesee Playfield - Play Area Renovation and Comfort Station Replacement

Updated: October 6, 2020

Fall 2020

This project will renovate the play area equipment and replace the existing comfort station (restroom) structure to meet current safety and accessibility standards.

Thank you to the over 120 people who participated in our survey in September 2020. We heard climbing, swing and nature play are important to your community. Additionally, many people commented on the restrooms are too dark. 

Please watch this site for additional engagement opportunities.

Location

Genesee Park and Playfield4316 S Genesee Street, 98118

Budget

Current budget includes $1,040,000 of REET 1 funding for planning, design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Summer - Late Fall 2020
Design; Permitting; Bidding: Fall 2020 - Fall 2021
Construction: 2022

Project Description

The project will renovate the play area equipment and replace the existing comfort station (restroom) structure to meet current safety and accessibility standards. This will likely include individually accessed, all-gender toilet facilities, and new play equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. In addition, the project will make other site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

During construction the contractor will need to close this portion of the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood.

Community Participation

September 2020 Community Survey