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Wallingford Playfield

Address: 4219 Wallingford Ave N, 98103 (Map It)
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Wallingford Playfield has long been a popular neighborhood gathering place for tennis, picnics, wading pool splashing in summer, ball games, and playing-and now it has a new face. Its entirely new, deluxe play area, completed in the fall of 2004, includes a play structure specially designed for two- to five-year-olds, with a variety of slides. The wading pool was renovated, and all elements are wheelchair accessible. Park entrances were renovated and new lampposts added. Extensive landscaping surrounds the wading pool, and a crushed rock path around the playfield connects to the paths on the park's east end. Community volunteers renovated the park's short, steep west border into a vibrant native plant garden. New picnic tables, benches, and sitting boulders provide plenty of places to sit and read, rest, or watch children play.

Acreage: 4.5


The City bought this land for park use in 1924 and it was well-used by community members over the next three-quarters of a century. From 1999 to 2004, the City and the community worked together to extensively renovate Wallingford Playfield. With the community's vision and dedicated work, and money from the Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund and the Pro Parks Levy for planning, design, and construction, the park renovation was completed in 2004. (To learn more about the efforts of the Friends of Wallingford Playfield, view the Friends of Wallingford Playfield web site.)

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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