FOLLOWUP: Fairmount Playfield’s new south play structure finally open

Three months after installation of the new play structure between Fairmount Park Elementary and Fairmount Playfield, it’s finally open. As reported here last week, Seattle Parks blamed issues such as wood-chip availability and the concrete strike for the most-recent holdups, but said they hoped to open it this week. We hadn’t checked since Wednesday afternoon, but today we went by after a tip from Kevin, and as shown above, it’s open and in use, just in time for the weekend. Planning for the play-structure replacement began in 2019 and it was originally projected to be complete two years ago.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Fairmount Playfield's new south play structure finally open"

  • Kyle February 4, 2022 (12:28 pm)

    Any update on the westcrest closure? My last walk yesterday there was new yellow tape up on another part of the playground.

  • Sarah February 4, 2022 (12:43 pm)

    After explaining to my kids about 6 million times as to why they couldn’t play on the new playground yet – I AM SO EXCITED it’s open!! 

  • K February 4, 2022 (1:07 pm)

    OMGEEEEEE, FINALLY!!!!  I can’t wait to hear what my kid has to say when he gets home today.  Just this morning as we walked by it, still fenced off, he said, “Ok, this is getting stupid”.  Ha!  

  • ST February 4, 2022 (1:22 pm)

    Great news.  Would be curious to know why the Lincoln Park south playground renovation and Hiawatha playground replacement projects are so far behind schedule.   

  • eric February 4, 2022 (9:36 pm)

    what was wrong with the old one?

    • Fairmount Neighbor February 5, 2022 (9:31 am)

      Great question. The budget for this was $400,000. How does it cost that much to assemble a pre-made play structure!? 

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