Watch our NEW PlayGarden movie, the PlayGarden Manifesto

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The PlayGarden was founded in 2002 on the core principles of Adventure Play, Garden to Table and Full Inclusion the PlayGarden was designed to be a safe, supportive, accessible and innovative place for children of all abilities to play.

Update on PlayGarden Programs

May 28th, 2020 

Dear Friends of the PlayGarden,

It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel all camp programming for June and July and most likely August due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. This decision was so very hard for us to make but after careful consideration we feel that the health and safety of our staff, campers and families must take top priority.


All families will receive a full refund for any camp fees paid. You may, of course, chose to consider your camp fee a donation to the PlayGarden. With the loss of our annual luncheon we have suffered a 30% drop in revenue.


With regards to Open Play, the PlayGarden is subject to many governmental jurisdictions that determine whether we will be allowed to be open, including state, city, county, and parks department guidelines. Once we have more information on when parks can open again we will review the possibility of running a version of our Open Play program. 

The PlayGarden staff and board care deeply about how you and your family are doing and would love to hear your feedback on a few questions surrounding how we can best continue programs in the future. Will you please complete this survey to help us understand your thoughts and feelings and the needs of your children? 

PlayGarden Family Survey 


If come August playgrounds are open we hope you will come and play, visit the animals, harvest blueberries and visit with friends as safety allows.

Our PlayGarden Manifesto was made into a wonderful short movie by See Spot Run Media. It's a feel-good movie for sure. Watch it then, go watch Crip Camp on Netflix. Thank you for staying “by our side” and for all you are doing for our kids and community.

Please know that we miss you all and look forward to playing together again when the danger has passed.


All the best,

Liz Bullard

Seattle Children's PlayGarden

Executive Director

1745 24th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

Getting to the Seattle Children's PlayGarden   |   206 325 5576   |


The PlayGarden's mission is to provide children of all abilities a safe, accessible and adventurous place to play.

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