Hutchinson Playground Renovation

Updated: July 5, 2024

Summer 2024

Thank you for participating in our many engagement events! We are currently working to incorporate your input into a refined design. We anticipate sharing this in late August to September 2024. 

Visit the engagement hub for updates on the project and to view an informational presentation from December 2023. 


Hutchinson Playground, 59th Ave S & S Norfolk St, 98118


The Seattle Park District is providing $4,105,000 for this renovation.  


Planning: 2023
Design & Permitting/Bidding: 2024
Construction: 2025-2026

Project Description

Hutchinson Playground will undergo a complete park renovation. This project includes a new play area renovation for ages two and up, resurfaced sport courts, basketball court reconstruction, playfield repair, enhanced natural areas, and pathway, entrance, and other related improvements to meet accessibility standards and improve safety.  

Anticipated Site Impact: The playground will be closed in 2025. Specific dates will be provided when we are closer to construction.

On Site Project Sign Versions: Amharic - አማርኛ; Traditional Chinese - 中國語文; English; Korean - 한국어; Somali - Af-Soomaali; Spanish - Español; Tagalog; Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt

Community Participation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has determined that the Hutchinson Playground Renovation Project does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after a review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request.

The Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) was issued on July 5, 2024, under 197-11-340(2). The lead agency, Seattle Parks and Recreation, will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of issuance (July 5, 2024). All written comments must be submitted to David Graves at by July 19, 2024. 

Download the DNS document for additional information.

Thank you to everyone who attended and provided input at our December events at the Rainer Beach Arts & Craft Market and at Emerson Elementary. Please view the online presentation below.

December Outreach Events - 12/2/23 & 12/9/23

Design Meeting - 8/3/23

Parks and Recreation

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

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