Victory Heights Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: July 14, 2017

Summer 2017

Seattle Parks and Recreation attended the Victory Heights Community Council meeting in June to bring the community up to date on the delays in the project due to the current Stormwater code standards. The new 2016 Stormwater code differs from the 2009 code that was in effect when the project was originally designed back in 2015. With the drainage issues, we have experienced on the site, it is in the best interest for the long term success of the park to invest in this additional review.  We will use the results from testing to modify the design and move the project forward.  Once we finalize the construction schedule with the contractor we will update this website.

We are committed to getting the play area work complete first, and will then move to the field work once complete. We will not close both the play area and the field at the same time.

One final item to note is that, at the request of the community, the tennis courts will be open when the contractor is not on site, mainly weekends and evenings. We will create an entrance on the SW corner of the courts which can be accessed on the south field side. Please note that the construction site is completely off limits and entry is prohibited. If errant balls go over the construction fence, they will not be retrievable.

SPR awarded the construction contract for Victory Heights Play Area Renovation Project to L. W. Sundstrom Inc. The project includes a renovated accessible playground and features new play areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 complete with new slides, net climbing elements, swings, musical instruments, a merry-go-round, and a deluxe coupe car climbing element as requested by the public. Click on the "Preferred Schematic Design" link below to see the play elements.

The improvements will also include a new accessible ramp, new sand play area, new seating areas with pervious pavers, and new half-court basketball. The three additive improvement items were also accepted. These include a new loop path around the open field, and two additives for field drainage improvements.

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who attended the public meeting in December and the February 16, 2016 meeting and open house event. Your input was appreciated and valued. The in-house landscape architect and project planner are working to incorporate your feedback into a design for your play area

Download the Preferred Schematic Design

Location

Victory Heights Playground, 1737 NE 106th St, 98125

Budget

Seattle Park District Fund provides $893,000 for planning, design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Winter - Spring 2015
Design: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Construction:  Spring - Summer 2017

Project Description

Install updated play equipment and improve access to the Victory Heights Park play area. The play equipment will include play structures and seating accessible to children of all ages and abilities and also other elements for play.

Community Participation

Public Meeting and Open House 12/15/2015

Public Meetings and Open House 2/16/2016