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Alki Playground

 
Address: 5817 SW Lander St, 98116 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • Basketball (Half)
  • Community Center
  • Pesticide Free
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Court (Outdoor)
  • Tennis Lights
  • Play Area (ADA Compliant)
  • Soccer
  • Baseball/Softball

HOURS

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

ABOUT THE PARK

Alki Playfield adjoins the Alki Elementary School and Alki Community Center. The park features basketball, a play area accessible to youngsters with disabilities, restrooms, soccer field, softball field, and accessible tennis courts.

Acreage: 3.9

HISTORY

Its 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 pronounced "al-key."

Originally built as a ballfield in 1911, the park is an extension of Schmitz Boulevard, and serves as an entrance to 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.

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

DIRECTIONS

Alki Playground is adjacent to Alki Community Center, which is located at 5817 SW Stevens St.. > directions


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