Golden Gardens play area closed this week

The newly-installed play area at Golden Gardens Park will be closed next week so one of the play features can be replaced.

A photo from the play area dedication in August.

According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, “The equipment manufacturer is replacing the main arches of a dome climbing play structure due to concerns about the durability of the protective galvanized coating on the existing dome.”

When the Explorer Dome was inspected there were concerns about the long term durability of the protective galvanizing on some of the arches. In order to ensure the best quality product, the manufacturer offered to replace the arches at their own expense. Knowing it takes months to manufacture and ship this unique equipment, Parks left the original dome in place until the parts could be changed out.

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