Play Area Drinking fountains


Go three blocks east from the southeast corner of Rodgers Park to find this street-end knoll, cleverly converted into a tiny park. It has a central play area, with a drinking fountain and benches conveniently placed so you can watch your children climb, slide and crawl. (Excerpt from "Enjoying Seattle's Parks" by Brandt Morgan)

The flat ravine bottom just below the viewpoint was the site of the early-day "Killman's Sand Bunkers". The area was platted in 1907 by the Mayfair Land Co. Mayfair is a fashionable district in London, so named from an annual fair held in May, which was actually abolished in 1708. (Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

Mayfair Park Retaining Wall and Stair Replacement Project

Open House - Join us at Mayfair Park!
Wednesday August 14, 2019
5 - 7 p.m.
Mayfair Park
2600 2nd Ave N, Seattle 98109
Download the event poster

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about the renovation of the Mayfair Park Stairway and retaining walls. The project planner and manager will present information and answer questions on the upcoming improvements.

The existing timber structures in the park have reached the end of their useable life and need replacement. These are situated in an Environmental Critical Area due to the steep slopes. A Major Maintenance project is in the planning and design phase. The intention is to replace structures and stay within the existing footprint of these structures to the extent possible in order to reduce impacts to the steep slopes. Durable materials that will reduce maintenance and prolong the life of the walls, stairs and light fixtures will be used.

Sample boring took place in May, this was required to determine the best engineering solution for the retaining walls:
   •  Boring locations indicated with dots, in the attached PDF document with photos

The Seattle Parks District provides $1,100,000 in funding for the planning, design and construction.

Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2020. During construction the contractor will need to close the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

For additional information contact:
Emily Griffith at or 206-615-0075