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Laurelhurst Park Playground
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information

 

Location: 4554 NE 41st St, Seattle WA 98105


Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Parks opened most of this renovated play area to the public in mid-July 2013. The custom play structure known as the “Squak” opened on August 1, 2013. The Squak is a custom play structure inspired by the historic Lake Washington boat that brought people and goods to market in the 19th Century. There is a brief history panel with map and photo on board.

Parks awarded the construction contract to L.W. Sundstrom Inc. They began construction in the spring of 2013.

In addition to the improvements funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, more funds were raised by the neighborhood parents with the help from the Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund. This funding contributed to a special play structure inspired by local history and geography. It will be installed with the other site improvements.


LOCATION
4554 NE 41st St, Seattle WA 98105
BUDGET
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $400,000 for the design and construction of this project.
$26,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Awards
$29,000 Community Match
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2011
Design: 2012
Construction: Spring 2013
Completion: Summer 2013

Project Description

This project is part of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy and will provide for replacement of play equipment, access improvements, and other work at the existing play area.  The scope of this project brings the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and guideline efforts of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Play it Safe at Laurelhurst Park group received a Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Department of Neighborhoods in 2009. The community worked with the Seattle Parks and Barker Landscape Architects to develop a schematic plan for the playground renovation.  Barker Landscape Architects has completed the final report including all the comments and suggestions from the public meetings held in 2010. Please see the final schematic concept and final design report for the play area below.


Community Participation

NMF Planning Meetings

Public Meeting #1 9/21/10

Public Meeting #2 10/2/10

Public Meeting #3 11/4/10

Please contact the Play it Safe at Laurelhurst Park group for further information about the project or to get involved.

Play it Safe at Laurelhurst Park:
Karina Kunins
206-527-5453
karinagriffith@hotmail.com


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Updated March 11, 2014

Events

Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Rick Nishi
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-733-9319
rick.nishi@seattle.gov

New play equipment coming soon to Laurelhurst has a tree house theme.
New play equipment coming soon to Laurelhurst has a tree house theme.

Running up the forested coastline will be the Steam Skow Squak.  This unique play boat will be purchased with funds raised through Department of Neighborhoods matching fund grant and neighborhood contributions.
Running up the forested coastline will be the Steam Scow Squak. This unique play boat will be purchased with funds raised through Department of Neighborhoods matching fund grant and neighborhood contributions.

Final Concept Design
Final Concept Design


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