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Lawton Park Play Area Renovation
Parks and Green Spaces Levy Project Information


Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Children from Lawton Elementary and the neighborhood flocked to the renovated play area in Lawton Park on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 after Seattle Parks and Recreation removed construction fencing.

The two pathways leading to the play area from the east and west were also restored and are heavily used by children going to school and the park. The new play area has a natural feel with 'treehouse' features and faux stone wall.

The project was designed by Seattle Parks Landscape Architect, Shwu-jen Hwang, and built by P.I. Resources Construction.

Many of the ideas came from the community during the public meetings! Thank you to the community for your participation in the planning of Lawton Play Area!

$300,000 from the 2008 Parks and Green Space Levy
Planning: Completed 2009
Design: Completed 2009/2010
Construction: Completed Summer 2010
Completion: Opened November 2010

Project Description

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy identified the park for renovation of the existing play area. The goal of this project is to install new play equipment and access improvements that meet reasonable ADA and safety standards, provide good play value for park users and make the park a desirable place to gather and play.

Community Participation

Please come and participate at the upcoming public meetings.

Public Meeting #1 12/9/2009

Public Meeting #2 1/21/2010

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Updated July 21, 2015


There are no events scheduled at this time.

More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Existing Swings and merry-go-round
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