FOLLOWUP: Westcrest Park play-structure replacement now set for summer

(Reader photo by Jon from May 2021)

One of West Seattle’s long-closed park play structures has a new date for replacement. Seattle Parks closed the Westcrest Park play structure in May of last year for safety concerns and said it would be replaced as part of the drainage-improvement project at the park’s off-leash area. That work has been under way for months now, but no word of the play area’s status until today, when the city announced the work would happen “this summer” and be complete “this fall.”

P.S. Before you ask – yes, we’re asking about the status of the Westcrest drainage project and also asking about the longest-closed park play area in West Seattle, the Lincoln Park South Play Area, closed for almost five years, with the newest online update saying the much-delayed replacement is now scheduled to go to bid “in late spring.”

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Westcrest Park play-structure replacement now set for summer"

  • onion March 7, 2022 (10:04 pm)

    The extended closure of the Lincoln Park play area makes no sense to me — and I’m a senior with no kids or grandkids. But it pisses me off and I feel terrible for the kids and families who have been deprived of this resource.

  • John March 8, 2022 (3:31 am)

    Parts of the country they can get things done year-round. Why is it that only in Seattle and surrounding areas that we have to wait until the weather is perfect for them to get work done?! I’m sure when the summer comes around if we have hot weather they’ll say that they have to wait for cooler weather

    • Elton March 8, 2022 (10:04 am)

      The heavy rains in the winter (especially this one) pose landslide risk and hence you’re not allowed to excavate between November and April, though I doubt that either of these play areas are in landslide risk areas.

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