Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark

Updated: October 28, 2021

Fall 2021

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recognizes skateboarding as a healthy popular activity. In 2007 we worked with the community on a Citywide Skatepark Plan which makes recommendations to locate and build skateparks in various parts of Seattle. Seattle has already created skateparks at Ballard Commons, Judkins Park, Jefferson Park, Virgil Flaim Park and others.  

For the last four years, CHAMPS has been hosting groups of young people to discuss a skateboard park in southeast Seattle that would attract youth and provide a safe gathering place. Parents for Skateparks came along, the partnership was perfect!

This project includes a feasibility study, conceptual design, and cost estimate for a new skateboard park at Rainier Beach Playfield. The design will naturally integrate skateboarding into the surrounding landscape and feature a mix of street and transition-style terrain, with elements for all age groups and ability levels. It will draw local users to the skatepark, and challenge both beginners and experienced users.

The new skatepark at Rainier Beach Playfield will be a great addition to the Rainier Beach Community Center, local sporting activities schools, "Where's the Beach" Link2Lake Project, and the many multi-family units coming to the neighborhood.

Location

Rainier Beach Playfield4707 S Cloverdale Street, 98118

Budget

This project is supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods supported by neighborhood fundraising and labor.
Design budget (feasibility and concept design): $33,564
Construction budget: TBD

Schedule

Virtual Public Meetings: Winter 2021/2022 - Spring 2022
Study & Design:
Completion, Fall 2022
Construction:
TBD

Project Description

This project includes a feasibility study, conceptual design, and cost estimate for a new skateboard park at Rainier Beach Playfield. The design will naturally integrate skateboarding into the surrounding landscape and feature a mix of street and transition-style terrain, with elements for all age groups and ability levels.

Community Participation

Please watch this page for opportunities to participate in the public process, which is expected to begin in early 2022.

For additional information and to volunteer please contact:
Danielle Jackson, CHAMPS Resource & Service Center
dajackson@champsseattle.org, (206) 518-7444
or
Scott Shinn, Parents for Skateparks
scott.shinn@parents4sk8parks.org, (206) 909-0390