Rainier Community Center Play Area Playground Renovation

Updated: September 25, 2023

Fall 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting at the community center and participated in the online survey! In case you missed it, please view the survey results and meeting feedback here.

This project will replace the existing play area and make accessibility improvements to the pathway from the park entrance. All improvements will meet accessibility and stormwater requirements. This project will update the pathways through the park to create an accessible route to the play area.

The three community outreach drop-in meetings have been completed. Information from these meetings and from www.adefuacenter.org are attached below. We heard that the play area should be fun for all ages, comfortable, and unique. We also heard many people talk about the trees; the value of the current ones and the desire to have more trees. 


Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, 98118
(Play Area is behind Community Center)


Real Estate Excise Tax provides $1,780,000 for planning, design and construction.


Planning: Spring 2023 in conjunction with the Genesee Play Area
Design: Summer 2023
Construction: 2025

Project Description

This project will replace the existing play area located next to Rainier Community Center. This will include the existing play equipment, plaza, shelter, and consideration of different layouts for these elements. Seating walls, picnic tables and other options to provide accessible seating will be studied. This project will also consider evaluating the health of existing trees and consider renovating the plantings between the parking and play area. Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with the neighborhood to create a design that will reflect the cultural aspects of the local community.

All improvements will meet accessibility (including routes to the play area) and stormwater requirements.

The play area will be closed throughout construction.

Community Participation

Community Participation Recap July 2023

Late June 2023, Round #1 Engagement Events (3 dates - 3 locations)

Public Meeting 8/23/2023

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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