This future playground is about the size of a basketball court and includes play elements for all ages and mobilities, including an 18-foot, jellyfish-inspired climbing structure and slide with rolling tentacles, a multitude of other climbing and swinging features, and tall kelp-like poles completing the underwater theme. Construction of the new Pier 58 will begin in late 2022 and take about two years to complete.
Seating and lean rails will be available around the playground so parents and guardians can relax and watch their kids play safely. The final design draws on an extensive feedback process, including two online open houses and a child-friendly online survey using images of themes and play equipment types.
Hundreds of people, including many children, shared their ideas. The final design incorporates enthusiasm for a sculpturesque playground that is entertaining to all ages, is visually striking, and accessible to different mobility needs.
There will also be areas on the pier for visitors to relax under a shaded tree grove, enjoy views of the waterfront and the city from an elevated lawn, and participate in performances and events held by the Friends of Waterfront Seattle on the plaza.
The City is also adding a new all gender public restroom on the promenade across from the new Pier 58. The restroom is being designed to be a safe, inviting, accessible, and clean space for everyone.
Learn more about the new Pier 58, playground and restroom at waterfrontseattle.org.