There were no long faces at the ribbon cutting for one of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s longest ziplines.
On Wednesday, June 18, Seattle Parks opened a newly renovated play area in Rainier Beach. The renovated play area boasts outdoor adult exercise equipment and new climbing structures in addition to one of Seattle Parks’ longest ziplines.
The project also constructs four new tennis courts, adds new energy efficient lighting and provides ADA access for tennis users. The tennis courts will be completed by the end of June.
“Seattle Parks and Recreation thanks Rainier Beach: A Beautiful Safe Place for Youth Initiative Core Team and Community Task force for their tireless efforts in working closely with community on evidence-informed strategies to mitigate victimization and crime in this community,” Seattle Parks Planner Jeron Gates said. “The environmental changes to the play area increases site visibility, improves site accessibility and promotes supervision and guardianship of communal gathering spaces. The schools within the area, in addition to other community youth and adults, can take advantage of this space by using it as an extension to promote physical well-being through the various play elements.”
For more information, visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/rainier_beach_pf/