Pathway for Play

The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, is creating a “Pathway for Play!” to welcome visitors and lead them through our enchanted one-acre urban oasis of woodlands, wildlife habitat, farm life, flower and vegetable gardens, and orchards. The Pathway for Play will add important safety, accessibility, and visibility features to our park and will include the Lou Ann Bullard Memorial Garden.

A very special thank you to each and every donor who supported our Pathway for Play project! We are so excited to announce that so far...

we raised over $30,000! 

There is still time to make a donation. Donate now. We hope you will join us for an opening celebration later this Spring! 

All gifts to our Pathway for Play campaign will go toward providing summer camp, open play and preschool to families in need of financial support. Each year the PlayGarden gives over $40,000 in financial assistance  every year At the PlayGarden, EVERYONE gets to play!  

Pathway for Play Project Features:

Informational Kiosk

Our beautiful new informational kiosk  will be a hub for information about the PlayGarden. For the last 17 years, Dr. Abe Bergman has served as our Board Chair. The Kiosk is being built in his name to honor his relentless hard work and dedication to making our community inclusive for all. 

Wavy Walkway

Our new wavy walkway, named Rick Jones Ave. S. will promote inclusive play for all abilities and make entering the PlayGarden on wheels the most fun route. 

LouAnn Memorial Garden & Dandelion Art Sculpture

Our new dandelion art sculpture and entry gate elements will visitors of all ages into a world of whimsy, wonder, and  curiosity. 

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Safety Features

Ground level pebble stone pathway lights will illuminate the long path from the street to the Garden House and increase safety for all that visit the PlayGarden.  

Front Gate Signage

Front gate signage will replace our temporary banner.

Pebble Chime

A pebble chime and other interactive play features will provide exciting sensory experiences, because we all know how fun playing and listening to gravel can be. 

Design Team

Dennis Poon, AAIA, MIG|Portico

Wendy Welch, Garden Designer

Trimpin, Artist

Steve Hirt, Artist

Liz Bullard, Executive Director

Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation


Construction: Winter- Spring 2020

Grand Opening: Spring 2020

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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An information kiosk will serve as a hub of information about the PlayGarden, its mission, programs, and special events.