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


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


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


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.


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