B. F. Day Playground Play Area Renovation

Updated: September 13, 2022

Fall 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has resumed construction at the BF Day Playfield play area project. So far, a couple of key features of the project have been constructed, including the sand play area, and more are underway.

The project had been on hold to address neighborhood concerns regarding construction access near large trees. After meeting with the Fremont Neighborhood Council and agreeing on an alternative construction entry, the contractor is utilizing an agreed upon entry to access the site from the north to allow for space near the large trees.

The play area was well used by the community and needed updating as the equipment was past its useful life. Through the community design process, we heard that the sandbox and swings were well loved. We are replacing the swings and relocating the sandbox. Additionally, the updated design includes several “nature play” elements which have been carefully chosen for this site. These elements will fit in well with the existing large trees and nature already on the site. The project also includes decorative elements and renovating the full site to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and national safety standards.

You may view the final plans here.

Artist graphic rendering of B.B.Day Play Area, incorporating elements of "nature play" theme
B.F. Day Playground Equipment

Thank you to everyone who provided input at the 2019 meetings and in the online survey for the B. F. Day Play Area Renovation project. Documents from the meetings are located below.


B. F. Day Playground, 4020 Fremont Ave N, 98103


Seattle Park District provides $580,000 for planning, design and construction.    


Planning: Summer 2019 - Spring 2020
Design: Summer - Winter 2020/2021
Construction: Anticipated Completion Winter 2022/2023

Project Description

This play area project will replace the play equipment and provide seating. This includes replacing the drinking fountain and accessibility improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Play area and nearby pathways will be closed during construction. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the contractor to minimize impact to the school and playfield.

Community Participation

Download the Meetings Poster

Public Meeting 10/10/2019

Public Meeting 12/05/2019