Puget Ridge Playground renovation: Questions for you

Which type of play equipment would you like to see at Puget Ridge Playground (6029 21st SW) when it’s renovated? The images above are from the a Seattle Parks survey that just opened – and you’ll also be able to talk about it at the newly announced community meeting, 5-6:30 pm Monday, April 16th. This is one of three local park playgrounds that’ll be overhauled in the months ahead.

3 Replies to "Puget Ridge Playground renovation: Questions for you"

  • Delridger March 29, 2018 (7:29 pm)

    Thanks for the heads-up. I just took the survey. 

    But I’m curious how the city decides which parks deserve upgrades? I live much closer to Cottage Grove park about 3/4 of a mile away, but that park is universally disliked by neighborhood kids (no slide, no traditional swings, really nothing at all for young kids – and poorly maintained as well).  In fact, my husband and I sometimes trek up to Puget Ridge with our young daughter because it’s much better – and seemingly newer – than Cottage Grove.

    How did replacement of Puget Ridge get in the front of the line, despite being in pretty good condition as-is? How can we get attention for our own neighborhood park?

    • WSB March 29, 2018 (7:53 pm)

      Generally safety, which isn’t always obvious to see, like all the wood trouble discovered when they had to abruptly shut down Lincoln Park South and inspect a bunch of other playgrounds. There was a community project at Cottage Grove about 10 years ago:
      http://westseattleblog.com/2008/11/cottage-grove-playground-update-see-the-site-plan-pitch-in/
      http://westseattleblog.com/2009/02/a-place-to-play-come-take-a-new-look-at-cottage-grove/

      I don’t recall where that all finally ended up.

      • Delridger March 29, 2018 (8:06 pm)

        Thanks for those links. Sadly, none of this effort came to fruition. From the 2008 article:

        “The City recently put in a new playground there, and we neighbors find it really difficult to use. The equipment is intended for older children, but the kids in our neighborhood don’t seem to play on it. There is absolutely nothing for toddlers to do, so families with mixed groups of kids tend to go to the other playgrounds in other communities.”

        That quote still sums up the status today, a full decade later.

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