Westlake Children’s Play Area Opens This Friday

There simply are not enough public spaces oriented for children in Downtown, and we’re changing that one project at a time beginning Friday, March 1 at Westlake Park.

westlake park play space constructionConstruction is ramping up (pictured left) as we prepare to unveil the new Westlake Children’s Play Area with an opening celebration on Friday at 11:30 a.m., with brief remarks scheduled to begin at noon.

The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting, a performance by the Spruce Street School Marimba Ensemble, face painting courtesy of Seattle Children’s Research Institute, coffee/hot chocolate and treats provided by Starbucks.

Here are a couple of pieces about the play area, including video from KING-TV:

KING: Kids’ play area coming to Westlake Park

Seattle’s Child: A New Park…Downtown?

Friday’s event will be an opportunity to celebrate family friendly amenities Downtown, where some 3,000 children reside and the residential population has increased by 20 percent in the last decade.  Here are the event details:

When:                Friday, March 1

11:30 a.m. with remarks beginning at Noon

Where:              Westlake Park (401 Pine Street)

Who:                  Kate Joncas, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association

Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle

Sally Bagshaw, Councilmember, Seattle City Council

Christopher Williams, Superintendent, Seattle Parks & Recreation

James Hendricks, PhD, President, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

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2 responses

  • March 10th, 2013 at 14:24

    Cool! is the construction fully finished?

    • James S
      March 11th, 2013 at 08:17

      Indeed it is! Head on down to the play area – kids are really loving it!