Seattle Parks and Recreation opens renovated play area at Georgetown Playfield with fitness equipment provided by Kaiser Permanente

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) is happy to announce that the Georgetown Playfield play area is open. The play area is located adjacent to the spray park in the northwest corner of the
Georgetown Playfield, 750 Homer Street. The play area renovation promotes health for all ages by providing state-of-the-art play equipment, fitness equipment, and improved pathways and playfield access.

The renovated play area features an airplane-themed composite deck and rope climbing structure for children 5 to12 years old, a smart play structure for 2- to 5-years old, exciting rotating climbing play equipment, and a fun music band circle including drum, chime, and xylophones.  The new fitness zone, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, provides various types of exercise equipment for teens and adults.  The improved picnic area creates a more inviting community space with additional picnic tables and BBQ grills. New accessible parking on S. Findlay St. and improved paths to the renovated comfort station strengthen the link between play area, spray park, picnic area and comfort station and provide improved access for all throughout the north end of the playfield.

The Seattle Park District provided the funding for this play area renovation and Kaiser Permanente provided the funding for the fitness area. Georgetown is one of many communities that will receive fitness equipment and benefit from the Seattle Parks and Recreation and Kaiser Permanente partnership.

For more information about the project please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/georgetown-playfield-play-area-renovation.

 

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Community input invited on plans for Fitness Zone® Areas in Seattle neighborhood parks

The community is invited to provide input on Fitness Zones® coming to one of four Seattle neighborhoods. Public meetings have been scheduled for local residents living close to local parks chosen as the sites for new Fitness Zone installations. The meetings will give people information about free outdoor gyms, and gather feedback that can be incorporated into the installation plans by the project design firm Johnson + Southerland. Please consider walking or taking alternative forms of transportation to the meetings as all community centers have limited parking.

Each Fitness Zone, due to be installed in the next eighteen months, will be equipped with top-quality, durable exercise equipment appropriate for teens and adults of all levels of fitness. Independent research has proved that Fitness Zone areas encourage exercise and increase the overall activity level of park users. Once completed, more than 19,000 people—nearly half from low-income households—will live within a 10-minute walk of one of the four new Fitness Zones.

The Seattle Fitness Zone program is a partnership of Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Trust for Public Land, The Seattle Parks Foundation, and MOMentum.

Supporters of this project can make a donation through the Seattle Parks Foundation website: https://www.seattleparksfoundation.org/2014-pages/step-up/fitness-zone

Meeting Schedule:

Delridge Community Center  Fitness Zone® Area:
Tuesday – June 2, 2015
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle 98106

Hiawatha Community Center Fitness Zone® Area:
Thursday – June 4, 2015
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW, Seattle 98116

Van Asselt Community Center Fitness Zone® Area:
Wednesday – June 10, 2015
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Van Asselt Community Center
2820 S Myrtle St, Seattle 98108

Powell Barnett Park Fitness  Zone® Area:
Thursday – June 11, 2015
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry St, Seattle 98122
For more information please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/healthyparks/ or contact Andy Sheffer, Project Manager, Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-684-7041 or andy.sheffer@seattle.gov