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Rainier Beach Playfield Improvements
Project Information


8802 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118

Project Status

Thank you Seattle this project is complete!
Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 to celebrate the completion of this play area.

Renovation of the tennis courts began in January 2014 and will be completed by the end of June 2014.

Thank you to all who attended the public meetings for this project. At the first meeting, Parks presented site analysis, play area equipment options, and scope of tennis court improvements. Please see the documents below. We gathered community input and suggestions.

At the second meeting, Parks presented the schematic design and gathered additional public comments for the play area, tennis courts and entire field complex.

8802 Rainier Ave S, Seattle WA 98118
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Maintenance Adjustment fund allocates:
Play Area Renovation: $300,000
Tennis Courts & Lighting Replacement: $1,300,000
Planning: April - June 2012
Design: July 2012 - May 2013
Construction: January 2014 - June 2014
Completion: June 2014

Project Description

The play area renovation includes new play equipment for children ages 2-12, improved safety surfacing, better accessibility and site amenities that may include picnic tables and seating area.

The tennis court renovation constructs new courts, adds new energy efficient lighting, and improves access. Seattle Parks regularly evaluates tennis courts using a number of factors such as condition, number of courts, location, budget and more to determine what courts should have priority. Rainier Beach was selected based on these factors for a full reconstruction.

Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  07/17/12

Public Meeting #2  08/18/12

Important Links

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Updated June 3, 2014


Celebration for play area renovation
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Noon - 2 p.m.

For More Information

Patrick Donohue, Project Manager
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

Improvements & Equipment Options
Improvements & Equipment Options
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