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Ribbon Cutting for New Play Structure at Urban Triangle Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) invites the South Lake Union community to join us on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 2 p.m. at Urban Triangle Park for a new play structure ribbon cutting celebration! The new play structure at Urban Triangle Park, 2100 Westlake Ave. offers opportunities for climbing and exploring.

“May 11 will be a great day in the South Lake Union neighborhood with this ribbon cutting and the South Lake Union Saturday Market. This new play structure offers a place for families to visit and play and is a commitment to providing more spaces and places to recreate in Downtown Seattle in conformance with the Mayor’s Downtown Activation Plan,” said AP Diaz, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

“Downtown is the heart of Seattle, and we are excited to offer new opportunities and amenities for youth, families, and visitors to enjoy our city’s center,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “This new play structure is an example of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s commitment to our One Seattle vision where our entire city works together to create a thriving, active, and vibrant downtown.”

This new custom play structure designed by Site Workshop references historical neighborhood structures, “spite mounds” on which sat homes of people protesting the Denny Hill Regrade in the early 1900s.

This park opened in 2019 and is the first SPR property to have a cafe integrated into the design with direct access to the park. The design includes an open lawn, seating edge, lighting, ADA access, places for vendors, landscaping, and the new central play structure.

Additionally, public artwork Escape Destinations is located in the southwest corner of the park. The artwork created by Janet Zweig was commissioned with funding from SPR’s 1% for Art funds, consists of two signs that employ a bus-blind device to scroll through lighted names of fictional destinations found in literature, games, film, television and comics from the eighth century BC to 2019. The yellow sign displays place names from works made for children; the blue sign displays place names from works made for adults. Changing every day, the piece regularly gives the park a new name. Some may be instantly recognizable, while others may inspire viewers to search and discover something new.

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