Hubbard Homestead Play Area

Updated: October 17, 2022

Fall 2022

Contractor mobilized on site in September 2022. Site improvements include installation of subsurface stormwater detention under the play area, installation of custom play equipment, an accessible walkway around the perimeter of the play area, seating areas, and landscape and tree plantings. Play equipment is fabricated and will be shipped to the Contractor. Work on site is currently underway. The excavation for the detention area is complete, next steps include lining the detention area, installation of detention aggregate, establishing footing locations, and preparing the rest of the play area for equipment installation. We hope to open the play area in spring 2023.

View three vendor renderings of the play equipment here and please note the color of the play area surfacing will be green and not black. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to LW Sundstrom Construction for the addition of the play area to Hubbard Homestead Park. Portions of the park adjacent to the new play area will be closed. The majority of the park will remain open for public use. 

The Hubbard Homestead play area project site will be located on the east end of Hubbard Homestead Park. The scope for the project will include minor site improvements and a play area that's in compliance with current play area safety standards and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. Funding for this park improvement is provided by Seattle Park District.


Hubbard Homestead Park, 11203 5th Ave NE, 98125


The Seattle Parks District provides $600,000 in funding for this project.   


Planning and Design: Summer 2018 - Fall 2021
Bidding: Fall 2021
Construction: Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Project Description

This project will develop a play area within the existing Hubbard Homestead Park. The goal is to provide playground equipment which will include play elements and access for children of all ages and abilities. Improvements will include fall surfacing, seating, storm water mitigation and limited landscape improvements. 

As part of this project we will be decommissioning the playground at Victory Creek Park, 1059 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125. Unfortunately, playgrounds are not designed and constructed to last forever and this playground was no exception. Under Parks and Recreation policy number 060-P 5.12.1, a decommissioning is necessary because it is substantially out of code compliance. The decommissioning of this playground will allow maintenance resources for a new play area at Hubbard Homestead Park.

Community Participation

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Download the online survey results from October 2018

Public Meeting 10/16/2018

Public Meeting 12/4/2018

Public Meeting 2/28/2019

Parks and Recreation

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