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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Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to provide input on Georgetown Playfield play area renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about and provide input on the renovation of the Georgetown Playfield play area on Sat., Sept. 24, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Project Manager and Sr. Landscape Architect will be at the Georgetown Playfield picnic shelter to gather input on play equipment options. Georgetown families and friends are encouraged to participate.

This project will replace play equipment, provide access for all, improve safety and install other features at the park. Georgetown Playfield play area is located at 750 Homer Street, 98108. Funding for this park improvement is provided by Seattle Park District. Thank you to everyone who participated in the previous meeting and survey. 

The Seattle Park District provides the funding for this play area renovation. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. 2016 is the first full year of implementation and will include funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog; and will fund the improvement and rehabilitation of community centers; preservation of the urban forest; major maintenance at the Aquarium and Zoo; day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities; more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, programs for young people, people with disabilities, and older adults; development of new park land.

If you need an interpreter or meeting accommodations please contact Karen O’Connor at 206-233-7929 or karen.o’connor@seattle.gov. For more information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/georgetown_playfield/.