Lakeridge Playground Improvements

Updated: November 27, 2018

Fall/Winter 2018

This project will make needed playground and playfield renovations, including new play equipment, new field grass turf, irrigation and drainage renovation, courts resurfacing, retaining wall replacement study, and access improvements to meet ADA standards.

Lakeridge Playground is also known as Lakeridge Playfield. It is formerly part of the larger park located south, in Dead Horse Canyon, known as Lakeridge Park. The playground was acquired in 1959 (Ord. 88377) and developed in 1961. It includes a baseball field, play area, comfort station, and fenced-in courts (basketball court and tennis court). The project site includes the play area, ballfield, associated circulation, and the courts (one basketball court and one tennis court). The tennis court has been impacted by continual soil sliding onto the court and is currently unusable. The retaining wall replacement study will help determine whether the tennis court will be retained, modified, or removed.

Location

Lakeridge Playfield, 10145 Rainier Avenue S, 98178

Budget

The Seattle Parks District Major Maintenance provides $1,799,555 and King County provides $100,000 funding for this project.  

Schedule

Planning: Fall 2018 - Winter 2019
Bidding: Winter 2019
Construction: Spring - Fall 2020

Project Description

This project will make needed playground and playfield renovations, including new play equipment, new field grass turf, irrigation and drainage renovation, courts resurfacing, retaining wall replacement study, and access improvements to meet ADA standards.

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