FOLLOWUP: Parks looking at ‘rebuild’ for Lincoln Park’s closed south play area

Looks like the south play area at Lincoln Park will NOT be reopening any time soon. Two weeks ago, we reported on its closure, with Seattle Parks citing safety reasons, but saying at the time that it would have to decide between repairs and rebuilding – which is what the signs still up at the site say:

We asked Parks spokesperson Rachel Schulkin for an update, and she told WSB today: “Planning staff are meeting soon to create a timeline for a rebuild.”

While the play equipment remains fenced off, the swing set to its north remains open, as does the recently rebuilt play area in the north area of the park, by the wading pool. We’ll continue to follow up.

9 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Parks looking at 'rebuild' for Lincoln Park's closed south play area"

  • M July 27, 2017 (5:05 pm)

    Does “rebuild” mean to replace or repair? 

    • MD July 27, 2017 (5:29 pm)

      It means they want to replace the playground. 

  • TJ July 27, 2017 (7:02 pm)

    Wow! Watch the slow-boat gravy train government work here coming up! A homeowner could have a lesser scaled version of that (they are around in backyards) installed in a week. And “meeting soon to discuss a timeline for a rebuild” lol. Lets be real, those are modular components that are put together there onsite. It’s not like they are milling wood and forging metal there on the playground. And the Parks Department certainly has the funds to replace it. We passed a large tax package for the parks a few years back so “finding funds” better not come up. My guess is it won’t be done until after Labor Day. 

  • Andy July 27, 2017 (8:59 pm)

    Someone ought to take a page out of this guy’s book

  • Emily Petrucci July 27, 2017 (9:17 pm)

    Because approving THREE park levies wasn’t enough… They might have to fire teachers or police officers to rebuild parks. 😕

  • Swede. July 27, 2017 (11:24 pm)

    Commercial grade vs. your neighbors play stuff is pretty different. The park have to pit in something there that thousands of kids can play on for decades WITHOUT it breaking. Because nobody cares about that 999 kids where safe and sound when 1 broken their arm, and then they get sued for millions. 

    That’s said, it will probably take four times as long and cost three times as much as it needs to…

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