Salmon Bay Playground renovations coming later this year

The project to reinvent the Salmon Bay Playground  (2001 NW Canoe Place) is slowly but surely moving ahead, with plans to start construction at the end of this year.

Seattle Parks and Recreation started discussions for the renovation in September 2020: They put several designs to the community and asked for input. In January 2021 they held an open house, followed up with a survey in August 2021 with the final three options.

The parks department tells My Ballard that the “Woodland Explorer” proposal was selected by the community. The playground will have new equipment including structures for kids ages 2-5 and another set of structures for 5-12s, with multiple slides, a large net climber, multiple balance and climbing elements, nature-themed play panels, lop hops, swings, and a “climbable whirl.” They’ll keep the zip line in place.

A spokesperson from Seattle Parks says they anticipate putting the project out to public bid in August with construction starting in Nov. 2023 and completion by May 2024, weather permitting.