Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark

Updated: January 11, 2022

Winter 2021/2022

The first of three virtual public meetings will take place on January 19, 2022 from 6 - 8 p.m.
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Rainier Beach Playfield Skatepark - First Community Meeting
January 19, 2022
6 p.m. Pacific Time
Join Zoom Meeting At:
https://zoom.us/j/95167946398
Meeting ID: 951 6794 6398

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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!

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 draw local users to the skatepark, and challenge both beginners and experienced users.

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 opportunities to participate in the public process, which begins in January 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