Firehouse Mini Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: April 3, 2024

Spring 2024

Please join us in reimagining this park on April 6th, Saturday from 10am – noon at Firehouse mini park, 712 18th Ave.

 Firehouse Mini Park event flyer

The current play equipment at Firehouse House Mini Park was installed in 1998. It was designed by the community in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and paid for with Neighborhood Matching Funds and community labor and fundraising. The current play equipment has reached the end of its useful life. The sidewalks surrounding the play equipment also have some differential settling and damage by root uplift.

Location

Firehouse Mini Park, 712 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Budget

$781,000 Total
$200,000 from the MPD Metropolitan District  
$581,000 from General Bond Interest  

Schedule

Planning & Design: Spring - Summer 2025
Construction: Fall 2025 - Summer 2026

Project Description

The scope of the project is to replace the play equipment and review and replace the trees and other assets as necessary inside the play area enclosure. The surrounding paving and walks connecting to the play area will be renovated to meet current accessibility standards. The existing lawn area as well as planting beds also need to be reviewed and improved to better meet user needs and SPR grounds maintenance and operations needs and goals. 

The lawn needs to be renovated, along with the planting beds, particularly those in shaded areas, which will also require renovation and interplanting. Additionally, the picnic table on the lawn needs replacement. An assessment by SPR Urban Forestry indicates that no trees are in decline. SPR tree crew plans to incorporate three vine maples and some probable woodland plantings at this site.

Community Participation

Please join us in reimagining this park on April 6th, Saturday from 10 a.m. -noon at Firehouse mini park, 712 18th Ave.

Public Meeting - 4/6/24

Parks and Recreation

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

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