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

Updated: August 28, 2018

Summer 2018

We are in the final stages of construction for the play area and play barn. We added improvements for the play barn to the original play area renovation project and this extended the official completion due date to the end of October.  We are working to open the renovated play area to the public as soon as possible.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation project team presented the proposed design for the comfort station renovation to Landmarks Board in June 2017. We are finalizing permitting for the comfort station and east entry. We anticipate bid opening for this project in time to be under construction by September 2018 and will keep the current restrooms open until that time.

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

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting we held in August 2016 in conjunction with the Wallingford Community Council.  We will work with the contractor to minimize the construction impacts at the park.


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: Early Fall 2018

Comfort Station and East Entry

Construction: Late Summer - Fall 2018
Completion: 2018

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