Hiawatha Play Area Relocation and Renovation

Updated: March 4, 2020

Spring 2020

Thank you to everyone who came to one of the public meetings on February 27 and offered input which will be incorporated into the preferred design that will be presented in May 2020. View the presentation and meeting notes below.

If you missed the February 27 meeting, please take this second post-meeting online survey to offer your input.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is improving the play area at Hiawatha Playfield. The project will remove the play area from the north end of the park and provide a new play area just south of the wading pool. The project will provide new play equipment, park amenities and landscaping. The new play area site and features will provide improved visibility and access for all. The project includes restoring the old play area site for nature play.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Open House in October.
The presentation and notes from the event are posted below.
The first post-meeting online survey results may be viewed here.


Hiawatha Playfield2700 California Ave SW, 98116


The 2013 King County Parks Levy provides $800,000 in funding for this project.   


Planning and Design:  Fall & Winter 2019
Bidding: Late Summer 2020
Construction: Fall 2020 - Early Spring 2021 

Project Description

This project relocates the play area from the north end of the park to the grass area just south of the wading pool closer to the community center. This includes providing new play equipment and improved visibility and access at the new play area and restoring the site of the old play area.

During construction the contractor will need to close the play area site. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the park and neighborhood.

Community Participation

Open House 10/25/2019

October post-meeting online survey results may be viewed here

Public Meeting 2/27/2020

Please take this post-meeting online survey