Pratt Park Spraypark Renovation

Updated: May 26, 2022

Spring 2022

The new spraypark is substantially complete and will open Saturday, May 28, during the Memorial Day weekend. Seattle Parks and Recreation is planning a community celebration on Friday, June 10 from 4 - 6 p.m. We hope you can join in the celebration and fun!

In late August 2021, we learned that a section of old sewer line north of the spraypark needed to be replaced due to extensive tree root damage. The new spraypark piping system connects to the old sewer line, so the repair needed to take place before the spraypark system could function. The repair work impacted a section of sidewalk, curb, and parking lane on East Yesler Way. Repair work began after Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) approved a permit for work in the East Yesler Way right of way. The side sewer repair and spraypark then ran into the hurdle of the concrete labor strike. We are happy to be opening the park over Memorial Day Weekend.

New elements have been added to the project, including a new restroom building, mechanical equipment building, and adult fitness equipment. The new buildings will be located northwest of the renovated spraypark and existing play area. The custom-designed restroom building features a butterfly roof and vegetated wall trellis systems, and a gender-neutral prototype being built in other Seattle parks. A rendering of the new restroom building may be viewed here.

This location will accommodate better pedestrian flow in the park and improve site lines into the park. New surfacing and a recirculating water system for the spraypark will increase safety, water efficiency, and play value. Also, Seattle Parks and Recreation is partnering with a community partner to install adult fitness zone equipment at Pratt Park. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation and its design team, Site Workshop, thank you for your input during the design process for the spraypark renovation project. This feedback assisted us in preparing the overall design of the new feature and its elements.

Location

Pratt Park1800 S Main St, 98144

Budget

The Parks & Green Spaces Levy allocated $514,000 for planning, design and construction. Vulcan Inc and Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation have contributed $50,000 toward the park renovation and pathway improvements. Additional funds are allocated from Seattle Parks District, and a public private partnership provides $80,000 for the adult fitness equipment.

Schedule

Construction: September 2019 - Spring 2022

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Project Description

This project repairs and replaces the surface at the water play feature, installs a recirculating system and performs other related improvements to the water park. The focus is to improve water conservation, safety and water play value at this location. The project also replaces the existing damaged comfort station with a new code compliant building, and installs adult fitness equipment.