Bitter Lake Playfield - Play Area and Comfort Station Renovation

Updated: February 11, 2021

Early 2021

Thank you to the over 40 people who attended the Online Open House on February 9 and provided feedback on the concept designs. A recording of the meeting can be viewed here

To provide additional feedback please reach out to Kevin Bergsrud the project planner.

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who participated in the play area survey. See December 2020 survey results here. The design from Hoshide Wanzer Architects and Berger Partnership incorporated your input into three concept designs. The design team is eager to share these concept designs with you and gather your feedback.

This project will replace the play area equipment and renovate the existing comfort station (restroom) with the goal of bringing these amenities up to current safety and accessibility standards. Accessibility for all is a value of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The comfort station renovation will likely include individually accessed, all-gender toilet facilities, and the play area will include new play equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. In addition, the project will make other site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Location

Bitter Lake Playfield13035 Linden Ave N, 98133

Budget

Current budget includes $1,520,000 of REET 1 funding for planning, design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Fall 2020
Design Permitting & Bidding: Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Construction: 2022

Project Description

This project will replace the play area equipment and renovate the existing comfort station (restroom) with the goal of bringing these amenities up to current safety and accessibility standards. Accessibility for all is a value of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The comfort station renovation will likely include individually accessed, all-gender toilet facilities, and the play area will include new play equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. In addition, the project will make other site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

During construction the contractor will need to close this portion of the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

Community Participation

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks to everyone who participated in the December 2020 play area survey. 
See survey results here

Online Open House 2/9/2021