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Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Play Area Renovation Begins

Play area closes Thursday, Sept 21

Construction of a new play area at Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park will begin Thursday, September 21 and run through early November 2023. The play area will be closed during this time. Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park is located in the Central District at 2050 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144.  This renovation project will replace the play equipment with new play structures for children of all abilities and ages 2 to 12.

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR), Seattle Conservation Corps and the volunteers from CarMax who will build out this project will work to minimize construction impacts to the park and neighborhood. Two play areas located close and available during this closure are Pratt Park at 201 20th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 or the recently renovated Spruce Street Mini Park at 160 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, about a 10-minute walk from Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is proud to partner on the Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Play Area Renovation project with KABOOM!, a non-profit organization that helps communities build playgrounds, The McKinney Center for Community & Economic Development, a community preservation and Development authority named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, and Associated Recreation Council(ARC), a longtime SPR partner that offers a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities.

For more information or to view the design and play equipment for the project please visit For additional questions about the project please contact Colin Campbell, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at or 206-790-6642.