FOLLOWUP: Updates on 3 West Seattle parks’ play-area projects

(WSB photo from High Point dedication day, March 23)

With the recent completion of the renovated play area at High Point, you might have wondered what’s up with the three other West Seattle parks where play-area renovations are planned. We asked Seattle ParksKaren O’Connor today.

*Puget Ridge and EC Hughes: “Puget Ridge Play Area Renovation project and E.C. Hughes were bundled and put out to bid together to make the projects more enticing to bidders. Bid opening was in February and we are waiting on final contracting review prior to awarding the construction contract. It has not been determined if the contractor will start EC Hughes or Puget Ridge first. We are going to be working with the contractor and SPU to set the timeline for these projects.” (Seattle Public Utilities is involved because the Puget Ridge site – where we covered a design meeting last summer – needs some drainage improvement.)

*Lincoln Park South: “We anticipate putting this out to bid in early summer and start construction in the summer.” (This project dates back to the summer of 2017, when the previous play structure had to be taken out of service due to safety concerns.)

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Updates on 3 West Seattle parks' play-area projects"

  • DRS April 15, 2019 (9:14 pm)

    Was there any information about the Puget Blvd Commons/Cottage Grove Park project?It’s on the Your Voice, Your Choice website but not on the Current Projects list. 

    • WSB April 15, 2019 (9:51 pm)

      Hi – different type of proposal. Looks like that’s on the list of projects that will go to community voting later this year. These projects were city-initiated and have already gone through the design process.

      • DRS April 15, 2019 (10:06 pm)

        Thanks. I’m pretty sure it’s already been voted on (see link below) but to your point it probably hasn’t gone thru the design phase yet.

        • WSB April 15, 2019 (10:38 pm)

          OK, still a different process and different fund. That page says “Project Schedule and Updates – We anticipate construction as soon as early October – December 2019.” and unless you have some indication it’s moving up, there’d be no reason to expect a change when it’s this far out …

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