West Arboretum "Tot Lot" Play Area Renovation

Updated: October 6, 2020

Fall 2020

The current small play structure was installed in 1999 and is due for replacement. The site is often used as small gathering space for local groups, library programming, and as an entrance to the Arboretum and, of course fun play for kids. The site is very small, and we have developed three plans that will fit.   

The Montlake community provided early input on the Tot lot playground replacement project by reviewing options for the play area and taking an online survey. The project design team is reviewing the input to consider what is important to you at the tot lot play area.   

The new play equipment will be located within the existing enclosure. The concrete path around the play space will be repaired and existing benches will be kept.

View this short video of current conditions at the Tot Lot.
Thumbnil image of current Tot Lot for link to short video

Location

Western edge of Washington Park Arboretum at East Lynn Street & 26th Avenue East
Map indicating Tot Lot play area renovation location

Budget

Seattle Park District Major Maintenance Backlog and Asset Management program provides $180,000.

Schedule

Planning & Design: Spring 2020
Construction: Fall 2020

Project Description

This play area renovation project will enhance safety and improve overall accessibility for young children of all abilities. The small play structure was installed in 1999 and is due for replacement. The new play equipment will be located within the existing enclosure. The concrete path around the play space will be repaired and existing benches will be kept.

Community Participation

Thank you to everyone who offered input through the recent online survey. The project design team is reviewing the input to consider what is important to you.