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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.