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Westlake Play Area

Address: 401 Pine St, 98101 (Map It)
Kim Baldwin (206) 615-0810 |
Westlake Play Space

Westlake Play Area
At Westlake Park, Parks is partnering with Downtown Seattle Association to help make downtown more family and kid-friendly by providing a small play area for children.

Project Description
Westlake Play Area is a two year pilot project aimed at providing a safe and fun place for young children to play while downtown. The play area will be encircled by attractive low barriers and benches for guardians to relax on. There will be two exciting play elements inside.  The first is called a Mini Geode which is a climbing structure with a combination of rounded and linear beams forming the outside sphere and a complex inner structure of play ropes. The second structure is a grouping of three rolling climber domes made of stainless steel.  The surfacing will be a forgiving rubberized material that rests directly on top of the existing pavers allowing it to be removed without much disruption. 

The play area is proposed to be located near the northwest side of the site near the trees adjacent to the Metropolitan Building. Some of the existing planters will be relocated and pedestrians will be able to smoothly flow past and around the play area. 

Events and Outreach
None scheduled at this time, please check back for updates.

Downtown Seattle Association raised the funding for the planning, design and construction of the pilot play area. They have partnered with a number of organizations:

  • Seattle Children's Research Institute, Presenting Sponsor
  • Metropolitan Improvement District, Funder
  • Ben Bridge Jeweler
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • Mark Barbieri
  • Clise Properties, Inc.
  • Foster Pepper
  • Joshua Green Corporation
  • Matt Griffin & Evelyne Rozner
  • Shaula & Darrin Massena
  • Mayflower Park Hotel
  • Metzler
  • Pacific Place
  • Pine Street Group
  • Richard Hedreen
  • Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Seattle Hotel Association
  • Seattle Monorail Services
  • Seattle Parks Foundation

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Updated September 25, 2015


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