Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Restroom and East Entry

Updated: March 5, 2024

Spring 2024

Restroom and East Entry

In early July 2023, WS Contractor, LLC opened a major portion of the East Entry renovation project. The restroom building will open by the end of March 2024. Porta-potties are in place for park visitors. WS Contractor and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) are working with the contractor to minimize the construction impact on park visitors and request visitors’ cooperation in following detours and closures at the park. 

The existing restroom will be replaced with a new accessible all-gender facility that meets the Americans with Disability (ADA) standards and Life Safety Code Compliant Structure Goals. The facility is situated in a new location offering increased sight lines and safety. 

Additionally, the project will make extensive ADA improvements to the east entrance of the park, create a food truck location in the park, install a new plaza, new seating wall and ADA parking stalls.

Gas Works Park Overall Site Plan and Renderings
Gas Works Park Overall Site Plan and Renderings. This first page thumbnail image of plan is a link to four page PDF document.

The Landmarks Preservation Board unanimously approved the project March 3, 2021 and project received its Demolition Permit but still awaits its Construction Permit.
View design for the restrpp, renovation

Play Area - Thank you, Seattle! This project is complete.

Wyser Construction replaced the decayed smoke arrestor in the middle of the play area in January 2018. The smoke arrestor cap was an original piece from the Gas Works plant that was repurposed in the 1970s original play area design. The replica cap was fabricated off-site and required a crane to assist in the installation. This was one of the final items for the play area renovation project.

A new remediation/injection/monitoring well system has been installed under the play area. The Play Area project was awarded to Wyser Construction.
Download the Play Area Design Concepts document


Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, 98103


The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.8 million dollars for planning, design and construction for the play area, restroom, and east entry access.


Restroom and East Entry

Construction: Fall 2022
Completion: Spring 2024

Project Description

This project will provide the replacement of play equipment, access improvements and other work at this existing play area.

The scope of this project brings the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and guideline efforts of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Community Participation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has determined that the project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request. The Determination of Non-Significance was issued February 1, 2021.
Download the DNS document for additional information
Download the Analysis and Decision of SPR
View the SEPA Environmental Checklist document here

Public Meeting 8/3/2016

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
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