Lakeridge Playground Improvements

Updated: September 12, 2019

Summer/Fall 2019

Approximately 150 people from the community joined Seattle Parks and Recreation on Saturday, June 8 for a fun time at Lakeridge Playground and Playfield to enjoy music, food and sports, and to learn more about the park improvement project. We gathered valuable input from the community and thank you for sharing your ideas and concerns. Nearly 50 people added their opinion about the play equipment options and overall park design through our survey. View the presentation from the event below.

Thank you to Seattle Parks and Recreation's Community Engagement Ambassadors for their outreach efforts and support in making the event successful.  A special thanks to Rainier Beach High School Soccer, Rainier District Little League, and pickleball proponents for help making the event fun. 

Lakeridge Playground is also known as Lakeridge Playfield. It includes a baseball field, play area, comfort station, and fenced-in courts (basketball court and tennis court). The project site includes the play area, ballfield, associated circulation, and the courts (one basketball court and one tennis court). The tennis court has been impacted by continual soil sliding onto the court and is currently unusable. The retaining wall replacement study will help determine whether the tennis court will be retained, modified, or removed.

First Online Survey - We received nearly 350 responses and the results are helping guide the design of the park improvements. 
You can view the first online survey results here.

On April 20, 2019 the Rainier Beach community had a town hall gathering about open space projects in the neighborhood. Come to learn more about the Lakeridge Playground Improvements project and other projects in the Rainier Beach community.
View more details here.

This project will make needed playground and playfield renovations, including new play equipment, new field grass turf, irrigation and drainage renovation, courts resurfacing, retaining wall replacement study, and access improvements to meet ADA standards. Here is What's Happening at Lakeridge Playground (Translations: Amharic; Somali; Spanish; Vietnamese).

Seattle Public Utility Project

Another ongoing City project is located along the western boundary of the park and across Rainier Avenue S. This adjacent project is led by Seattle Public Utility (SPU) and will improve stormwater management and restore habitat along Taylor Creek. To learn more about SPU's Lower Taylor Creek Replacement Project, please visit the project webpage or see the project sign that is situated at the northwest corner of the park, along Rainier Avenue S.

Location

Lakeridge Playfield, 10145 Rainier Avenue S, 98178

Budget

The Seattle Parks District Major Maintenance provides $1,799,555 and King County provides $100,000 funding for this project.  

Schedule

Planning: Fall 2018 - Winter 2019
Bidding: Winter 2019
Construction: Spring - Fall 2020

Project Description

This project will make needed playground and playfield renovations, including new play equipment, new field grass turf, irrigation and drainage renovation, courts resurfacing, retaining wall replacement study, and access improvements to meet ADA standards.

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

Community Participation

With the assistance of Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Engagement Ambassadors going into the community to engage people about the project, we received nearly 350 responses to our survey. The results are helping guide the design of the park improvements. Thank you for your input.
You can view the first online survey results here.

Download the 3/6/19 & 6/8/19 meetings poster

Public Meeting 3/6/2019

Public Meeting 6/8/2019