Highland Park Improvements

Updated: July 25, 2017

Summer 2017

The ballfields, all paving areas (new plaza around building and the spray-park, new N-S pathway), picnic tables, and spray-park (Wading Pool Hotline 206-684-7796) are now open. Current play-area completion date is August 9th. Some minor changes were required to accommodate custom play-equipment that was shipped incorrect and time adds for minor pieces that had to be returned.  These changes took some time to verify that safety and fall zones could be accommodated, which they can.

In late summer/early fall the contractor will come back and complete some additional work including new LED lighting (much improved lighting quality and energy efficiency) and cleaning up the interior of the field house.

The scope of the project has evolved as the project received additional funding and we were able to make improvements throughout the park.  The renovation includes new asphalt and crushed rock pathways throughout the park, from SW Thistle St to SW Cloverdale St, to 10th Ave SW,  and along the east side of the ballfields; new concrete plazas adjacent to the shelter house; a relocated new play area with play equipment for ages 2-12; a relocated new ballfield for t-ball, coach pitch, and U-9 and under soccer; new picnic tables, benches and planting, as well as upgraded irrigation and lighting.  All elements will be accessible to everyone.  Construction started in early February.

Download the Final Plan


1100 SW Cloverdale, 98106


Funding for this project includes $375,000 Opportunity Fund from the 2008 Parks and Greenspaces Levy, $112,596 from the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund and $450,000 from the Seattle Park District.


Construction: February - June/July 2017
Completion: Summer 2017

Project Description

This project was selected for the second round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application received in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

Improve access into the park and play equipment that adds to the diversity of play experiences in the neighborhood. Attention to pedestrian flow will tie its new pieces together into a cohesive whole, create a better connection to the neighborhood, make the park more usable and safe for everyone.

Community Participation

 Public Meeting and Open House 4/18/2016