Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Comfort Station and East Entry

Updated: April 7, 2022

Spring 2022

Comfort Station and East Entry

Seattle Parks and Recreation design team has secured funding and we are working on 100% construction/Bid documents and permitting. We anticipate construction NTP in September 2022 and being completed in March 2023. We will keep the current restrooms open until that time.

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 comfort station 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 1970's original play area design. The replica cap was fabricated off site and requires 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 play area, comfort station and east entry access.


Comfort Station and East Entry

Construction: Fall 2022
Completion: Early 2023

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

Planning: 2014
Design: 2014 - 2017
Construction: January 2018 - Late Summer 2018
Completion: Complete

Project Description

This project will provide for 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