Bitter Lake Playfield - Play Area and Comfort Station Renovation

Updated: September 21, 2021

September 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in the September 18 public meeting to review the schematic design and provide input on play equipment. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) appreciates the community's participation in designing the new play area for Bitter Lake.
If you were unable to join us in person, please participate by taking this short survey.
https://seattle.surveymonkey.com/r/BitterLakePlay

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the public process to date. The design team from Hoshide Wanzer Architects and Berger Partnership incorporated community input into a preferred schematic design and is looking to gather additional feedback on the swings, spinners, and multi-generational fitness and sensory equipment. The project team will be at the park on September 18th and looks forward to explaining the design and collecting your feedback.

This project will replace the play area equipment and renovate the existing comfort station (restroom) with the goal of bringing these amenities up to current safety and accessibility standards. Accessibility for all is a value of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The comfort station renovation will likely include individually accessed, all-gender toilet facilities, and the play area will include new play equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. In addition, the project will make other site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Location

Bitter Lake Playfield13035 Linden Ave N, 98133

Budget

Current budget includes $1,520,000 of REET 1 funding for planning, design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Fall 2020
Design Permitting & Bidding: Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Construction: 2022

Project Description

This project will replace the play area equipment and renovate the existing comfort station (restroom) with the goal of bringing these amenities up to current safety and accessibility standards. Accessibility for all is a value of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The comfort station renovation will likely include individually accessed, all-gender toilet facilities, and the play area will include new play equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. In addition, the project will make other site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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

Community Participation

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who participated in the December 2020 play area survey. 
See survey results here

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who participated in the summer 2021 second play area survey.
See survey results here

Online Open House 2/9/2021

Online Open House 7/15/2021