The new equipment at Lincoln Park‘s North Play Area is officially open! We just went over for a look – the new kid-size “cable ride” (zipline) is open too. Here’s the announcement from Seattle Parks:
Lincoln Park play area is open. The renovated north play area features ‘tree house’ elements, a cable ride, new play equipment, a plaza and interactive information on migratory birds that can be found in Lincoln Park. The park also features inclusive and accessible play elements for all such as a group saucer swing, an accessible cable ride, an accessible sand table, and a small alcove for sensory sensitive children.
Pathways between the shelter and the play area, additional plantings around the play area, and the accessible pathway connection to Fauntleroy Way SW is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2016.
The Seattle Park District provided the funding for this renovation. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.
Extra touches in the play area include bird photos/info – including this one with a photo by Trileigh Tucker, the local photographer/writer who has long shared photos here on WSB:
(P.S. The Northern Flicker photo on another sign is also by Trileigh, and she says there’s a raven photo by Mark Ahlness, another local photographer who’s shared images here too.)
Meantime – as mentioned in the Parks announcement above, the play area also features “inclusive and accessible” elements.
You might recall those resulting from participation by former Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students who had been advocating for exactly that type of a play space (here’s our original report, and our December followup). If you’re not familiar with the location of the north play area – walk into the park heading north from the north end of the central parking lot at 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, or from the northernmost kiosk-enhanced entrance along Fauntleroy a bit further north.
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