Dearborn Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: September 15, 2022

Fall 2022

We have taken information and ideas from the online survey and online open house to further the design for the Dearborn Play area.

Please join us at the Columbia City Farmer’s Market
Come check out the design, learn about construction dates, and meet the design team!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
3 - 7 p.m.
37th Ave S & S Edmunds St, just off Rainier Ave S
Seattle, 98118
View the event poster here

We heard a preference for nature play, a stronger connection to the surrounding wooded area, and the need to create a safer environment. Based on this, we developed the following concepts.

The project is approaching 100% design currently.


Dearborn Park: 2919 S Brandon Street, 98108


The Real Estate Excise Tax fund provides $557,000 for planning, design, and construction of the project.


Planning & Design: Spring 2020 - Winter 2022/2023
Construction: Spring 2023

Project Description

This project replaces the play equipment with equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. Additionally, site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be made.

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

Community Participation

View results from the June/July 2020 online survey here
View results from the August/September 2020 online survey here

Virtual Meeting #1: August 26, 2020