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Delridge Playfield

Address: 4458 Delridge Way SW, 98106 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509


Our new 13,000 square foot skatepark is complete. See how the skatepark was built in this video from the West Seattle Herald.

Also see our project page for this skate park.

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


The playfield is adjacent to Delridge Community Center and features large open lawn spaces perfect for playing catch or flying a kite, big trees, and a playground for the kids.

Acreage: 14


The land was purchased by the city in 1912. The Playfield was renamed Delridge to match the community and street name which had been renamed by the planning commissioner in 1940. The original name had been Youngs Town.

The facility started out as school. During World War II, the playfield was taken over as war-time housing for a steel mill workers. In 1952 the housing units were removed but the community building remained as the Recreation Center. In 1960 the City Engineering Department constructed the pedestrian overpass and in 1970 the Shelter House, nearly 50 year old, was replaced by Forward Thrust.

The parks renovated it recently with the help of some great architects and designers.

(Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

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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Parks & Green Spaces Levy
- Playfield Renovation
- Skatepark Development

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