Hiawatha Play Area Relocation and Renovation

Updated: October 7, 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning to relocate and replace the play area at Hiawatha Playfield.

Please join us at the Hiawatha Community Center Carnival to learn more!

Friday, October 25, 2019 6 - 8 p.m. At the Community Center 2700 California Ave SW

Community involvement is essential in developing this new play area, and we need to hear from you. Please join us to learn about the plans and provide your play area input. Following this October meeting, we will develop site and play equipment options. 

Please participate in this quick survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HiawathaPlayArea


Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 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.