Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Comfort Station and East Entry

Updated: January 15, 2019

Winter 2018/19

Play Area

Wyser Construction will close the recently renovated Gas Works Play Area on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29 to replace the decayed smoke arrestor in the middle of the play area.  The smoke arrestor cap was an original piece from the Gas Works plant that was repurposed in the 1970's original play area design. The replica cap was fabricated off site and requires a crane to assist in the installation. This is one of the final items for the play area renovation project. 

A new remediation/injection/monitoring well system has been installed under the play area. The Play Area project was awarded to Wyser Construction.
Download the Play Area Design Concepts document

Comfort Station and East Entry

The Seattle Parks and Recreation project team presented the proposed design for the comfort station renovation to Landmarks Board in June 2017. Comfort Station and East Entry ADA is in construction documents phase with Landmarks Preservation Board approval pending. Construction is now scheduled for September 2019 to March 2020. We will keep the current restrooms open until that time.


Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.8 million dollars for planning, design and construction for play area, comfort station and east entry access.


Play Area

Planning: 2014
Design: 2014 - 2017
Construction: January 2018 - Late Summer 2018
Completion: Complete

Comfort Station and East Entry

Construction: September 2019 - March 2020
Completion: Spring 2020

Project Description

This project will provide for replacement of play equipment, access improvements and other work at this 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).

Community Participation

Public Meeting 8/3/2016