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Matthews Beach Play Area Renovation
Parks and Green Spaces Levy
Project Information

 

Location: 9300 51st Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115


Project Status

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
Seattle Parks removed the fencing from around the Matthews Beach Play Area on December 9, 2010 and the play area has been swarmed with kids of all ages ever since.

The design was completed by Seattle Parks Landscape Architect, R. Frank Robinson, and built by contractor Spiritridge.

There are features for the youngest kids with a new climbing structure, relocated spring toys, and a new sand digging area naturally situated under the redwood trees. Older kids can enjoy a large climbing structure and a new rock climbing experience. There are new and more swings for everyone! A lookout tower is nestled in a grove of redwood trees that overlooks a new family picnic area complete with barbeque. The entire play area and picnic area is fully accessible. An ADA "Yellow Swing" is on order and will be installed when it arrives.

Thank you for your participation in the planning of Matthews Beach Play Area.


LOCATION
9300 51st Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115
BUDGET
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $450,000 for planning, design and construction.
SCHEDULE
Planning: Completed late 2009
Design: Completed 2010
Construction: Completed Summer 2010
Completion: Opened December 2010

Project Description

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy has identified $450,000 for the renovation of the existing play area. The focus of this project is to provide access and use improvements that will provide better site circulation, and make the park and play area desirable to gather and play.



Community Participation

Public Meeting #1 12/8/09
Public Meeting #2 12/11/09
Public Meeting #3 1/20/10

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Updated January 25, 2011

Events

There are no events scheduled at this time.

For More Information

Kim Baldwin
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-615-0810
kim.baldwin@seattle.gov

New Picnic Site
New Picnic Site

Renovated Play Area Photo

Renovated Play Area Photo

Renovated Play Area Photo
Renovated Play Area Photos

Play Area Plan
Play Area Plan
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Section View


Play Structures
Play Structures


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