B. F. Day Playground Play Area Renovation

Updated: August 22, 2023

Summer 2023

B.F. Day Playground is open. The new play area at 4020 Fremont Ave N. provides several “nature play” elements which have been carefully chosen for this site including balance beam logs, a wood seesaw, and mushroom topped stools. The play structure provides climbing and sliding elements along with an educational panel of animal tracks. These elements fit in well with the existing large trees and nature already on the site. The artistic brass leaves inlaid into the paths surrounding the play area were inspired by the Horse Chestnut trees planted along Fremont Avenue North.

Additionally, there are new swings including a bucket swing for children of all abilities. The renovation relocated the sandbox, further away from stormwater catch basin, to eliminate the sand migrating to the catch basin and provides bench seating adjacent to the play area. The full site meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and national safety standards.

During the beginning of the project the construction access moved to the north to minimize any impact to existing vegetation. Construction vehicles entered on a temporary path that ran across the outfield of the ballfields at the site. Construction fencing is now in place around this path and the area will be seeded with grass. We anticipate this area of the park opening in late fall/early winter 2023 after the grass has established. 

You may view the final plans here.

Artist graphic rendering of B.B.Day Play Area, incorporating elements of "nature play" theme
B.F. Day Playground Equipment

Thank you to everyone who provided input at the 2019 meetings and in the online survey for the B. F. Day Play Area Renovation project. Documents from the meetings are located below.


B. F. Day Playground, 4020 Fremont Ave N, 98103


Seattle Park District provides $580,000 for planning, design and construction.    


Planning: Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
Design: Summer - Winter 2020/2021
Construction: Anticipated Completion Late 2023

Project Description

This play area project will replace the play equipment and provide seating. This includes replacing the drinking fountain and accessibility improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Play area and nearby pathways will be closed during construction. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the contractor to minimize impact to the school and playfield.

Community Participation

Download the Meetings Poster

Public Meeting 10/10/2019

Public Meeting 12/05/2019

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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