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Judkins Park originally was a deep ravine used as a garbage dump. After years of grading and adding dirt fill, the area was finally made into a park and playfield and named after Norman B. Judkins, a pioneer realtor.

Judkins 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 skatespot, spraypark, and picnic tables. 

The park is roughly divided into two sections, north and south. For access to the south part, turn west off 23rd South at Day Street and play areas, a shelter, barbecues, basketball hoops, skatespot, multi-use courts, a lookout area with benches, and restrooms. North of S. Normal 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.

Both an abundance of facilities and attractive landscaping here draw residents from all over the Central Area and Rainier Valley all year long. The park is kept well lighted at night be a veritable forest of lamps.


Open Daily 5/25-9/2

11 am - 8 pm

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.