Lakeridge Playground Improvements

Updated: February 21, 2019

Winter 2018/19

Please take this survey and begin your involvement in the public process, which kicks off with the first public meeting on March 6 at Rainier Beach Community Center. Your survey input will help focus the planning process. Thank you!

Public Meetings

  • Meeting #1
    Wednesday March 6, 2019
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Rainier Beach Community Center
    8825 Rainier Avenue South, 98118
  • Download the meetings poster
  • Meeting #2
    Wednesday June 5, 2019
    4 - 7 p.m.
    At the Lakeridge Playground Park
    10145 Rainier Avenue South, 98178

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. Here is What's Happening at Lakeridge Playground (Translations: Amharic; Somali; Spanish; Vietnamese).

Lakeridge Playground is also known as Lakeridge Playfield. 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.

Seattle Public Utility Project

Another ongoing City project is located along the western boundary of the park and across Rainier Avenue S. This adjacent project is led by Seattle Public Utility (SPU) and will improve stormwater management and restore habitat along Taylor Creek. To learn more about SPU's Lower Taylor Creek Replacement Project, please visit the project webpage or see the project sign that is situated at the northwest corner of the park, along Rainier Avenue S.

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. 

Community Participation

Please take this survey and begin your involvement in the public process. Your survey input will help focus the planning process. Thank you!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakeridgePlaygroundRenovation

Download the 3/6/19 & 6/5/19 meetings poster