Golden Gardens Playground
The Seattle Parks Department wished to upgrade the play equipment at the park to meet safety standards for both 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year age groups. The playground area was also relocated to provide a safer location than its previous location adjacent to the main access road and fire lane. HBB led the extensive public involvement process and review by the Seattle Design Commission, Seattle’s Landmarks Board, and the Seattle Parks advisory committees. Our design ensured access to the adjacent, historic Bath House and it’s restrooms remained, as well views to and from the existing facility where major events are often scheduled. The design includes two separated play areas, a small “parent” plaza, and enhanced landscape areas to provide a natural setting for the playground.