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.)

Current Project

Mayfair Park Retaining Wall and Stair Replacement Project

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.

During the first week of May sample boring work will occur. This is required to determine the best engineering solution for the retaining walls. This work will require closure of the stairway and play area while the work is being done. At this time it is scheduled for Thursday, May 2. Here is what the community will see:
   •  Two 30-ft machine borings Thursday May 2, 2019
   •  Located within paved park areas, as indicated with blue dots, in the attached PDF document with photos
   •  Hand auger borings will be completed the following week