The Ballard Commons Park is undergoing a few more changes, as contractors work to finish the requirements mandated by the King County Health Department.
Rachel Schulkin from the Seattle Parks Department says the existing shell artwork will be moved outside the spray park zone as part of the requirements.
“The shells are close enough to the spray feature that they’re considered a play feature, which then brings about regulations,” Schulkin tells My Ballard. The shells don’t meet the regulations for water play features, so they must be moved.
The drinking fountain will be moved, and there will be some concrete work to make the are more ADA-compliant.
Schulkin said the Portland Loo was mistakenly closed by the contractors, but the fences are being moved to reopen it to the public today.
The project is currently underway — expect to see contractors at work in the coming weeks.
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