Amenities

Art in the Park Baseball/Softball Fields Basketball Courts Restrooms Picnic Sites Play Area Soccer Fields Tennis Courts

About

Alki Playfield adjoins the Alki Elementary School and Alki Community Center. The park features basketball, an innovative play area accessible to youngsters with disabilities, restrooms, a soccer field, a softball field, and accessible tennis courts. It is also home to the popular Whale Tail sculpture, a sand play area, artwork and landscaping with stone built into the walkways and landscape beds.

The playground's name comes from the Alki District, named New York-Alki by white settler Charles Terry. "Alki" is a Chinook word meaning "by and by," and originally pronounced "al-key." Originally built as a ballfield in 1911, the park is an extension of Schmitz Boulevard and serves as an entrance to the beautiful, wooded Schmitz Park from Alki Beach. Because Boulevard traffic created a hazard to school use of the playground, in 1949 the Boulevard was blocked off between 58th and 59th Avenues SW. It is marked by a park entry and trees planted along 59th.

Reserve your tennis court

Same-day reservations can be made over the phone at (206) 684-4764 or in person. Find out more about how to reserve your space on our tennis court reservations page.