Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: October 15, 2020

Fall 2020

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is renovating Spruce St Mini Park Play Area, a neighborhood park in the central area and needs community feedback on three design concepts. You can view the designs below in the survey and in the event poster.

Please take this short online survey:
Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation Survey #2 (English/Español)

The design team incorporated the community's early input to create three play area design concepts. In addition to the online survey SPR will host an informational pop-up at the park:
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Event Poster 

We encourage everyone to participate online as much as you can but also invite you to meet the design team and provide feedback at this event. Due to the COVID-19 and if you choose to attend the pop-up event, face masks and social distancing is required. If you are feeling sick or have a fever, please stay home. We want everyone to be safe.

Thank you to the 70 people who participated in the first survey and helped jumpstart this project. See results below.

The goal of this project is to renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades. Additionally, we are partnering with the Office of Arts & Culture and will collaborate with the community on public art to be included in this play area renovation project. The Office of Arts & Culture has hired the artist team of Hasaan Kirkland (www.hasaankirkland.com) and Damon Brown (www.creativelou.com) to work with the community to decide what type of artwork (e.g., murals, small sculptures) would best reflect the neighborhood.  To get involved contact Jason Huff at Jason.huff@seattle.gov.

Some elements of the project:

  • Replace the play area equipment, including the swings, tot area, and slide/climber
  • Replace the play area safety surfacing
  • Add accessible picnic tables, benches, and other site furnishings
  • Improve ADA accessibility to the play area and the south portion of the park
  • Any trees requiring removal will be replaced with new trees in appropriate areas within the project limits.
  • Incorporate community art

Location

Spruce Street Mini Park, 160 21st Avenue, 98122

Budget

The Seattle Parks District provides $800,000 in funding for this project. 

Schedule

Planning: July - November 2020
Design: December 2020 - July 2021
Construction: August 2021 - April 2022

Project Description

Renovate the existing play area space, including reconfiguration of the layout, new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, seating options, and possible electrical upgrades.

Portions of the park and play area will be closed to the public during construction. 

Community Participation

Please help us continue the planning process and learning community priorities by taking this second online survey.
Spruce Street Mini Park Play Area Renovation Survey #2 (English/Español)

View results of the first online survey from August and September 2020

Watch this page for additional opportunities to participate in the public process.

Pop Up Event 10/24/2020