Wyser Construction will close Gas Works Play Area on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29 to replace the decayed smoke arrestor in the middle of the play area. The smoke arrestor cap was an original piece from the Gas Works plant that was repurposed in the 1970’s original play area design. The replica cap was fabricated off site and requires a crane to assist in the installation. This is one of the final items for the play area renovation project.
Seattle Parks and Recreation opened the renovated play area and viewing plaza at Gas Works Park on October 5, 2018. The renovation features industrially influenced new play equipment and improves accessibility at the play area.
To use resources more efficiently, Seattle Parks and Recreation combined the play area renovation with necessary improvements to the play barn. Gas Works Park facilities were constructed in 1974 and opened in 1975, making them over 40 years in age and in need of repair and improvement.
The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocated $1.4 million for planning, design and construction for the Gas Works Park Play Area renovations.
Gas Works Park, located at 2101 N Northlake Way is one of the City of Seattle’s premier city, regional, statewide and even nationally renowned parks. The park was designed by Richard Haag and was listed as a Seattle Historical Landmark in 1999. The park is also listed on the Washington State Historic Register and the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information about the play area project visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/gas_works/.