High Point Play Area Celebration on March 23, 2019

Free and fun activities for all!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) invite the community to celebrate the new High Point play area on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. High Point play area is located behind the High Point Community Center in West Seattle, next to the Walt Hundley Playfield at 6920 34th Ave. SW.

This celebration is free and open for all. The event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, face painting, music, a bike decorating station, low-ropes course challenge activities, and a children’s bicycle parade at 3 p.m.

The renovated High Point play area is four times the size of the original play area and includes new swings, slides, and several climbable structures, as well as a new seating area. The park features a rolling hill with net climber, and an overhead climbing structure. In partnership with SPR’s Greenways Initiative, the project incorporates a bike path that connects the play area and Walt Hundley Playfield to the neighborhood greenway currently in construction by SDOT along 34th Ave. SW.

SDOT will host a bike decorating station and a design workshop for the decorative pavement park connection on 34th Ave. SW. Phase 1 of the West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway is wrapping up in 2019 and will connect the High Point Community Center and Play Area to EC Hughes Playground and Roxhill Park. The route will be extended to connect Camp Long and additional High Point Neighborhood parks in 2020. Come celebrate the play area, discover new greenway connections and participate in the 3 p.m. bike parade.

The West Seattle Bee Garden and Neighborhood House will help us celebrate the new play area with bike decorating supplies, bee educational materials and button making activities.

For more information, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/high-point-play-area-renovation. If you have questions about the event, please contact Karen O’Connor at karen.o’connor@seattle.gov or 206-233-72929. To learn more about Camp Long and the challenge course visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/centers/camp-long/4h-challenge-course-at-camp-long