Salmon Bay Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: August 19, 2021

Summer 2021

Your input is important to us as we move through the design process for the renovation of Salmon Bay Play Area and we want to thank everyone who participated in the surveys and joined us at the Online Open House in January and our in-person event at the park in July, your input was helpful for our design team. If you wish to see the design presentation, please see below.


Salmon Bay Park, 2001 NW Canoe Place, 98117


The Seattle Parks District provides $850,000 in funding for this project.  


Planning: 2020
Design: 2021
Construction: Fall 2021 - Mid 2022

Project Description

The goal of this project is to renovate the existing play area space, including new play equipment, ADA improvements, benches, and seating options. Renovated elements will meet current safety and accessibility standards.

Some of the elements we hope to improve are: replacing the play area equipment, including the climber, whirl, and spring toys, and possibly the swings (the newly replaced zipline will be retained); replacing the play area safety surfacing; adding accessible picnic tables, benches, and other site furnishings; improving ADA accessibility to the play area and the adjacent portion of the park; and consideration of trees to begin the park's next generation of these green assets.

Community Participation

Online Open House 1/21/2021
To review the three play area concepts and proposed new play equipment, the newly replaced zipline will be retained, you can watch the concept presentation (30 minutes) here:

Presentation on three equipment proposals for community review.
Please watch this video

In the park Open House 7/24/2021