Maple Wood Playfield, Public Restroom and Play Area Renovation Project

Updated: January 22, 2024

Early 2024

This project is in permit review by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI). The scope was added to address fire damage at the restroom and increased stormwater detention requirements. Maple Wood Playfield and Play Area Renovation has been selected for a number of grants from RCO/NPS and King County totaling $1.51 Million. 

This renovation project will implement much-needed facility improvements for the playfield, restroom, basketball court, play area, and accessibility improvements throughout the park. The improvements will include new drainage and irrigation, regrading of the fields, new grass playing surface, new backstops, new dugouts, new bleachers, re-surfacing of the basketball court, new play equipment, and adjustments to the fields to allow for a wider variety of sports to be played. The accessibility improvements will bring the accessible parking space up to current ADA standards and regrading pathways to provide access to the public restroom, and dugouts for both fields. Additional scope has been added to replace the public restroom roof that was damaged by fire. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), Hoshide Wanzer Architects, and PLACE Landscape Architects are finalizing construction drawings. Some updates have been made to the play equipment given community requests for increased nature play. We anticipate getting the construction permit in early 2024 and putting this project out to bid by spring 2024 with construction to begin in summer 2024.

Online Public Restroom Mural Survey Summary:
Here's what we heard from you in the online survey which closed June 30, 2020.

Do you like the existing mural and want to retain it?
Yes   36%     No   64%
 
Would you rather see a new mural on the building wall?
Yes   81%     No   19%
 
What theme would you like to see reflected?
We heard from the majority that a new mural should reflect and celebrate the diversity of the Beacon Hill neighborhood, build community, and show faces that represent the diverse community - including people of color.

  • Nature was a secondary theme
  • Several people suggested that it would be great to involve the community and adjacent Maple Elementary School students in making the mural
  • The word cloud below shows the common words used in answering this question:Word Cloud Results image from comfort station mural online survey about the mural.

Thank you all for participating in our park planning. Your input has been valuable. Meeting notes and the preferred design that was displayed at the February 2020 open house, are located below in the Community Participation section.

Location

Maple Wood Playfield4801 Corson Avenue S, 98108

Budget

Seattle Parks District Major Maintenance provides $3,785,619 for planning, design and construction of playfield and play area renovations, and $485,000 additional funding recently secured to improve the public restroom/picnic shelter. Additionally, Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to secure grant funding.

Schedule

Planning: Fall 2019 - Winter 2019/2020
Design: Winter 2020 - Early 2024
Bidding Anticipated: Spring 2024
Construction: Summer 2024 - Spring 2025

Project Description

This renovation project includes improvements to the athletic playfields, play area, and improves accessible routes of travel to the restroom, field dugouts, play area, and parking lot in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The project details include new equipment for the play area; new drainage, irrigation, grass playing surface, and backstops for the playfields; ADA access to parking, comfort station, and play area.

During construction, the contractor will need to close the public restroom, playfield and play area. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize the impact on the park and neighborhood. 

Community Participation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has determined that it 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 June 15, 2023.
Download the DNS document for additional information

Download the meeting poster in these languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese

Meeting #1 - Open House at the park - 10/19/2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the first meeting to learn about the project and provided input on the overall design.

Meeting #2 - 12/12/2019
Thank you to everyone who attended the second meeting and reviewed and provided input on design options.

Meeting #3 - 2/12/2020
Thank you to everyone who attended the final meeting and provided input on the schematic designs.

Parks and Recreation

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

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