Carkeek Park play area renovation coming soon—check out the new design plans in early Dec.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting an upcoming design meeting to show the public their plans for the new play area at Carkeek Park.

The public meeting will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carkeek Park in the picnic shelter #1 just west of the play area.

Along with sharing design plans and introducing the design team, Seattle Parks staff will be sharing s’more-making supplies.

The Carkeek Park play area renovation project will replace the existing play area and make accessibility improvements to the pathway from the parking lot to the play area. Seattle Parks says the project will incorporate synthetic safety surfacing in the play area, and if necessary, will hire an artist to repaint the Salmon Slide.

The project scope also includes an internal renovation of the restroom building to meet accessibility requirements.

There are three design options for the play area, shown below.

Play Area Location

Option A Layout

Option A Play Elements

Option B Layout

Option B Play Elements

Option C Layout

Option C Play Elements

Seattle Parks’ in-house landscape architects are designing the play area; this will be the third public engagement event for the project.

The parks department is also working on the Carkeek Park Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project, which will replace the pedestrian bridge built in 1955 that connects Carkeek Park and the beach on the western side of Burlington Northern railroad tracks.

From SPR:

“SPR is working to design and construct a new bridge while maintaining the current bridge and limiting the potential impact to beach access for park visitors. This is a kick-off event for the bridge replacement project will be designed by LMN Architects. Construction is planned for late 2025. Please take this short survey to help inform the design team and let us know how you use the park.”

Images all courtesy Seattle Parks