Judkins Park and Playfield

4 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
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Named after pioneer realtor Norman B. Judkins, Judkins Park is a multipurpose park corridor in the Central Area. Its six-block strip of green enlivens the Rainier Valley with picnic, play and sports areas with wide grass fields, a skate spot, spraypark, and picnic tables. An abundance of facilities and attractive landscaping here, draw residents from all over the Central Area and Rainier Valley. The park is kept well-lit at night and new lighting was installed during The Mountains to Sound Trail Lighting and Hiawatha Place Staircase project! Now 1.5 miles of new lighting illuminate the trailway in Judkins Park, Sturgus Park, Daejeon Park, Atlantic Street Park, and the Judge Charles M Stokes Overlook. In addition, the Hiawatha Place Staircase with a runnel is also open for public use. 

Judkins Park is roughly divided into two sections, north and south. For access to the south part, turn west off 23rd S. at Day Street and find play areas, a shelter, barbecues, basketball hoops, a skate spot, multi-use courts, and a lookout area with benches and restrooms. North of S. Norman Street you will find another shelter house, two spacious ballfields, play equipment, lots of open green fields, and restrooms. More parking space can be found on the east and north sides.

The portion of Judkins Park north of Charles Street is leased by Seattle Public Schools to Seattle Parks and Recreation. Seattle Parks maintains and permits this space for athletic use.

Current Project

Visit the Judkins Park Renovations Project webpage for information on the renovation of the play area and for opportunities to participate in the community input process.


Summer 2023

Schedules for all sprayparks here

Have your picnic here!

This park has reservable picnic areas. Visit our picnic reservations page for more information on how to have your event here.

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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