FOLLOWUP: One more step toward Lincoln Park South, Westcrest Park play-area replacements

(Westcrest Park, reader photo by Jon from May 2021)

Two long-delayed West Seattle play-area projects are another step closer to finally happening. As we reported back in June, the Lincoln Park South and Westcrest Park play-area projects, bundled together, went out to bid. Bidding closed in mid-June with three bids received, but for weeks, the next step – awarding a contract – hadn’t been taken. Finally, the city bidding site shows, last week notice was given that the city intends to award the contract to the low bidder, LW Sundstrom, which bid $1,192,820. Seattle Parks spokesperson Karen O’Connor told us that “Our best estimate at this time is that construction may start late summer. Means & methods are to be determined by the contractor, so we do not know at this time which play area will be first.” Lincoln Park South has been awaiting replacement play equipment for six years; the closed structure at Westcrest has been awaiting a replacement for two years. Our archives show LW Sundstrom’s previous projects include the High Point Play Area renovation in 2018.

8 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: One more step toward Lincoln Park South, Westcrest Park play-area replacements"

  • TODD D Martin August 7, 2023 (10:38 pm)

    It costs 1.2 million for a playground?

    • WSB August 7, 2023 (11:32 pm)


    • Hammer in Hand August 8, 2023 (6:46 am)

      Houses are $900,000Cars are $60,000Gas is $6.00 per gallonwhats your point

    • Hpw August 8, 2023 (8:29 am)

      If you want things done correctly by experienced, licensed and bonded contractors, then yes it costs money.  

  • jsparra August 8, 2023 (8:43 am)

    Still outrageous expenditure…swing set and clean up area. 

  • Derrick August 8, 2023 (11:35 am)

    One strange request – not sure who to even route this to. EVERY slide in the region lacks any protection from the sun. This means that in the summer, when kids are most likely to want to enjoy the equipment, the slide is too hot to actually use. Consider adding some type of a shading structure over the slides! 

  • Arash Sarraf August 8, 2023 (12:25 pm)

    what terrible management. 6 years to replace a playground? gross incompetence! and sadly we pay their salary 

  • ACG August 8, 2023 (2:46 pm)

    That Lincoln park playground was one of my oldest child’s favorite places to play. Sadly my youngest has grown up never really getting to play on it. And by the time it is finally done he may be too old to enjoy it. Six years of waiting… and still counting. Ugh.  

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