Community invited to review play area equipment for Highland Park Playground

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Highland Park Parent Teacher Association invite the community to review play area equipment options for the Highland Park Playground project on Monday, April 18, 2016.  The Open House is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6. The event will take place at Highland Park Elementary School, 1012 SW Trenton St.

The project improves access into the park and provides play structures for people of all abilities.  The design choices are based on input received during the community initiated Opportunity Fund project. The goal is to create and deliver a cohesive space that improves the usability and safety for the play area.  

Families, neighbors and all interested in the project are encouraged to attend. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project is located at Highland Park, 1100 SW Coverdale St. in West Seattle 

For more information about the project including notes from the first meeting please visit: For special meeting accommodations or for questions concerning the project please contact Karimah Edwards, Project Planner at 206-233-0063 or


West Seattle Playground Fire Causes 50 Thousand Dollars in Damage

June 26—Seattle Fire Investigators have classified an overnight fire at a West Seattle playground as undetermined because there was no obvious source of ignition.

At 1:19 a.m. a call came into dispatchers at the Fire Alarm Center reporting a fire coming from the back of a school located in the 5000 block of SW Spokane Street. The first arriving engine company found flames coming from a playground area. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire which was confined to the wood chips. The heat and flames also melted and damaged the metal and plastic playground equipment. The damage estimate is $50,000.