Victory Heights Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: September 25, 2017

Fall 2017

We are seeing great progress now that the infiltration design work is complete. The contractor Len Sundstrom has been working on site grading, and pouring of the concrete curb walls, extension of the exterior stairs, drain rock install, and the beginnings of the play equipment installation. The play area schedule has moved as we negotiated the pricing for changes for additional drainage in addition to the concrete workers being on strike in mid-August.

Construction of the play area is to be complete by the end of November.

The loop path will be constructed in spring 2018 to avoid work in the fall when the field is very wet. With the loop path construction, we will be making modifications to the current design to provide better drainage than originally designed. Work on these design modifications and permitting will take place while construction of the play area is underway.

One final item to note is that, at the request of the community, the tennis courts will be open when the contractor is not on site, mainly weekends and evenings. We will create an entrance on the SW corner of the courts which can be accessed on the south field side. Please note that the construction site is completely off limits and entry is prohibited. If errant balls go over the construction fence, they will not be retrievable.

SPR awarded the construction contract for Victory Heights Play Area Renovation Project to L. W. Sundstrom Inc. The project includes a renovated accessible playground and features new play areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 complete with new slides, net climbing elements, swings, musical instruments, a merry-go-round, and a deluxe coupe car climbing element as requested by the public. Click on the "Preferred Schematic Design" link below to see the play elements.

The improvements will also include a new accessible ramp, new sand play area, new seating areas with pervious pavers, and new half-court basketball. The three additive improvement items were also accepted. These include a new loop path around the open field, and two additives for field drainage improvements.

Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks everyone who attended the public meeting in December and the February 16, 2016 meeting and open house event. Your input was appreciated and valued. The in-house landscape architect and project planner are working to incorporate your feedback into a design for your play area

Download the Preferred Schematic Design

Location

Victory Heights Playground, 1737 NE 106th St, 98125

Budget

Seattle Park District Fund provides $893,000 for planning, design and construction.

Schedule

Planning: Winter - Spring 2015
Design: Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Construction:  Summer 2017 - Spring 2018
Completion: Spring 2018

Project Description

Install updated play equipment and improve access to the Victory Heights Park play area. The play equipment will include play structures and seating accessible to children of all ages and abilities and also other elements for play.

Community Participation

Public Meeting and Open House 12/15/2015

Public Meetings and Open House 2/16/2016