Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark

Updated: June 23, 2022

Summer 2022

Please take the Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark 2nd Online Survey to review design alternatives: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Rollwitus

On June 30th, Rainier Beach Town Hall will highlight construction projects in the neighborhood. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rainer Beach Community Center located at 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118.

The final community meeting, to present the preferred alternative, will be held live on-site July 20, 2022, from 6 - 8 p.m.

Thank you, to everyone who gave input in the first Online Survey and who attended the virtual community meeting on April 20 to review findings and discuss design alternatives. Your input is very critical.

The "Roll Wit Us" project campaign, based in Rainer Beach had its first public design meeting on January 19. Approximately 50 people participated, about 2/3 from the neighborhood. Design committee leaders Danielle Jackson from CHAMPS, and Scott Shinn from Parents for Skateparks introduced the project and design process. Next breakout teams discussed ideas and then a general conversation ensued. The group looked at different types of skateboard elements, skateboard park styles, gathering spaces that include picnic tables, barbeques, art, and other elements that contribute to a single gathering place that celebrates Rainier Beach.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recognizes skateboarding as a healthy popular activity. In 2007 we worked with the community on a Citywide Skatepark Plan which makes recommendations to locate and build skateparks in various parts of Seattle. Seattle has already created skateparks at Ballard Commons, Judkins Park, Jefferson Park, Virgil Flaim Park and others.

For the last four years, CHAMPS has been hosting groups of young people to discuss a skateboard park in southeast Seattle that would attract youth and provide a safe gathering place. Parents for Skateparks came along, the partnership was perfect!

The consultants are Environmental Works and Evergreen Skateparks. The organization SKATE LIKE A GIRL is a close partner.

The new skatepark at Rainier Beach Playfield will be a great addition to the Rainier Beach Community Center, local sporting activities schools, "Where's the Beach" Link2Lake Project, and the many multi-family units coming to the neighborhood.

Location

Rainier Beach Playfield4707 S Cloverdale Street, 98118

Budget

This project is supported by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods supported by neighborhood fundraising and labor.
Design budget (feasibility, concept design and cost estimate): $33,564
Construction budget: TBD

Schedule

Virtual Public Meetings: January 19, April 20, and July 20, 2022. These are the third Wednesday of each month and will be between 6 and 8 p.m.
Study & Design:
Completion, Fall 2022
Construction:
TBD

Project Description

This project includes a feasibility study, conceptual design, and cost estimate for a new skateboard park at Rainier Beach Playfield. The design will naturally integrate skateboarding into the surrounding landscape and feature a mix of street and transition-style terrain, with elements for all age groups and ability levels. It will be an important gathering place for the people of Rainer Beach and the design will reflect the neighborhood.

Community Participation

Please watch this page for more opportunities to participate in the public process.

Results of Survey #1 to Identify Community Needs and Brainstorm Design Ideas

Virtual Public Meeting #1  1/19/2022

Virtual Public Meeting #2  4/20/2022

Be sure to check the community websites:

For additional information and to volunteer please contact:
Danielle Jackson, CHAMPS Resource & Service Center
dajackson@champsseattle.org, (206) 518-7444
or
Scott Shinn, Parents for Skateparks
scott.shinn@parents4sk8parks.org, (206) 909-0390