Dearborn Park Play Area Renovation

Updated: February 28, 2023

Spring 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to the open house and recently e-mailed to share your support for this project.

We have taken your information and ideas and we are preparing the project for an open public bid this winter.

We heard a preference for nature play, a stronger connection to the surrounding wooded area, and the need to create a safer environment. Based on this, we developed the following concepts.

The project is approaching 100% design currently.


Dearborn Park: 2919 S Brandon Street, 98108


The Real Estate Excise Tax fund provides $557,000 for planning, design, and construction of the project.


Planning & Design: Spring 2020 - Spring 2023
Construction: Summer 2023

Project Description

This project replaces the play equipment with equipment that is accessible to children of all abilities. Additionally, site accessibility improvements that meet the standards from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be made.

During construction the contractor will need to close the play area portion of the park. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. 

Community Participation

View results from the June/July 2020 online survey here
View results from the August/September 2020 online survey here

Virtual Meeting #1: August 26, 2020

Meeting/Open House #2: September 21, 2022
Project staff spoke with over 70 people in person at the Columbia City Farmer’s Market. Discussion centered around the anticipated construction schedule and anticipated impacts.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Interim Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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