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Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) is undertaking a major renovation for the play area at Meadowbrook Playfield. The Meadowbrook Play Area project is a Capital Improvements Program project, funded through Parks Major Maintenance funds.

A total of $386,000 is available from Parks Department sources for planning, design and construction of play area renovation work. Additional funds are being sought from the Department of Neighborhoods through the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). NMF funds could potentially add $150,000 to the project.

Meadowbrook Play Area
CIP Statement: This project renovates the outdated play area at Meadowbrook Playfield with new play equipment, safety surfacing, concrete curb, drainage, and accessible pathway to the comfort station and parking. These improvements provide a play area that meets current guidelines for safety clearances and accessibility.

Meadowbrook Playfield is an 18.5 acre park. The complex includes the Meadowbrook Community Center and Pool, ball fields, tennis courts, play area, and other open space. The park land is adjacent to Thornton Creek and Nathan Hale High School. The play area site is located on Seattle School District property north of ball field #2 and east of the parking lot.

The play area will provide safe and enjoyable play experiences for children and universal access for people of all ages. The completed project will establish a strong sense of connection and unity between Parks components at the Meadowbrook complex.

Project Elements
Play equipment
Containment edge and Safety surfacing
Accessible Pathways
Infrastructure and Utilities
Seating, Picnicking and other amenities

Planning - 2002
Design - 2003/2004
Construction - 2004
Completion - 2004

Community Involvement
Parks will work with community members, Friends of Annies Playground, Meadowbrook Community Center Advisory Council, and the Seattle School District to coordinate site planning, public process efforts, design development and construction timing in a manner that minimizes impacts to users and maximizes funding potential.

Contact Information
Randy Robinson, Sr. Landscape Architect
Seattle Parks and Recreation
800 Maynard Avenue S. 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 684-7035