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Bar-S Playground

 
Address: 6425 SW Admiral Way, 98116 (Map It)
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PARK FEATURES
  • Baseball/Softball

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

The Bar S "Little League" Playground in West Seattle features two grass youth baseball fields.

Acreage: 4.2

HISTORY

Until 1840, the site was a meadow with salty marshes in the low spots. An Indian village known as Me-Kwa-Mooks was established there, and in 1901 it was the birthplace of Chief Jim Moses, a grand-nephew of Chief Seattle.

After the white settlers left Alki for the other side of Elliott Bay (now downtown Seattle), West Seattle was slow to develop and was not annexed to Seattle until 1907.

When Little League began a surge in popularity in the early 1950s, community members and a sponsor of league teams asked the Park Board and offered to help acquire and/or develop a new field. The meadow owned by the city for the purpose of the sewage treatment plant was not needed, and the City Council authorized its use for 10 years as a ballfield.

It was named Bar-S Little League Field in return for the development work the company did to improve it.

Metro acquired the treatment plant, in 1960, minus the Bar-S property.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Project Information
- Playfield Improvement

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