Tennis Courts Drinking fountains Restrooms Soccer Fields Play Area Baseball/Softball Fields Wading Pools Basketball Courts


Beacon Hill Playfield, a neighborhood park next to Beacon Hill Elementary School, features ADA-accessible basketball hoops and a children's play area, picnic tables, accessible restrooms, a soccer and softball field, accessible tennis courts and an accessible wading pool.

M.H. Young, who developed a street car line to Beacon Hill in 1895, suggested the name for the hill--and thus the playground--after the Beacon Hill of his native Boston, Massachusetts. The south half of the playfield site had been a waterworks, the Spring Hill Water Company, from 1881 to 1907. Its reservoir was served by a pump station on Lake Washington at Colman Park. Abandoned in 1912, the site was converted to a playfield in 1926.

Beacon Hill Playfield Basketball Court Improvements - Your Voice, Your Choice

The project will remove the freestanding wall in order to build a half-court basketball court. Removal of the wall will create a larger playing space and will create better visibility into the court.  The use of the space will remain the same; for informal basketball play, yet with removal of the freestanding wall, the space will be improved. This conversion will decrease required maintenance and increase the visibility through the site. The existing fence along the sidewalk will stay.

View the basketball court site plan here

Construction: March 19 - March 31

For more information or questions please contact:
Pamela Kliment at

Wading Pool

Closed for 2020 Season