Wallingford Playfield Play Area Renovation

Updated: June 21, 2019

Summer 2019

Wood fiber surfacing delivery has delayed the opening. The delivery and installation is scheduled for Saturday, June 29. The play area will be open on July 4, 2019.  Seattle Parks and Recreation apologizes for the delay and are working get it open as soon as possible. Final design adjustments, severe winter weather, and contractor availability slowed construction.

Due to safety concerns, minor design changes were required. The play structures are the same, but the planned mound under the play equipment needed to be removed. As a replacement for the mound additional play features have been added. These include:

  • An Oodle Swing
  • Three musical equipment pieces: Cascata Bells, a Kettle Drum and a KunduDrum
  • Monkey bars beneath the bridge
  • A firepole, ladder and slide
  • Sandbox

New play features have been ordered and next steps include:

  • Install play features
  • Install a curb for the sand box and an ADA ramp into the tot-lot
  • Remove and replace the rubber surfacing; this work is weather-dependent &requires dry weather
  • Install engineered wood fiber safety surfacing

View the Play Equipment Renderings

Thank you to everyone who joined Seattle Parks and Recreation staff at the July 10 community meeting and reviewed options for new play equipment types and styles. Your participation was appreciated. See below to view meeting documents.

We are installing new play equipment at the Wallingford Play Area, located at the northeast corner of Wallingford Playfield. This project will replace play area equipment due to insect infestation in old equipment. The new play equipment will meet current national safety standards and assure accessibility to children of all abilities, ages 2-5 and 5-12. Access improvements will be made to the play area, if needed, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

Location

Wallingford Playfield4219 Wallingford Ave N, 98103

Budget

The Seattle Park District provides $400,000 in funding for planning, design and construction of this project.

Schedule

Planning & Design: Spring - Summer 2018
Bidding: Summer 2018
Construction: Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Completion: Late Spring 2019

Project Description

  • Replace play area equipment due to insect infestation in old equipment
  • The new play equipment will meet current national safety standards and assure accessibility to children of all abilities, ages 2-5 and 5-12
  • Improve access to the play area, if needed, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Community Participation

Public Meeting 7/10/2018