Just in time for summer, the Rainier Beach Playfield has received a much needed face lift. From climbing to swinging to jumping, all will be enthusiastically enjoyed at this renovated play area complete with new play equipment and climbing structures and one of Seattle Parks’ longest zip lines!

SONY DSCPlay, Play and Play Some More 
Surrounded by two large baseball fields and new and improved tennis courts, the Rainier Beach Playfield is adjacent to the community center and now more modern than ever. Your little monkey will love the giant spider-web of climbing ropes, and the new fitness equipment makes working out the wiggles even more fun. Kids (and parents!) will also enjoy scooting back and forth on a skateboard attached to rails, working their legs on an elliptical-type contraption, and scampering up and over the mini-climbing wall.

SONY DSCSwing Your Cares Away!
When your kiddo is ready to take a break from all that climbing and jumping, this newly renovated play space is home to two large yellow swinging chairs with chest harnesses—perfect for ages 5-12. Unfortunately toddlers are too small to fit comfortably in these bigger swings, but other swings with updated padded seats are also featured—great for big kids and grown ups alike!

SONY DSCPack a Lunch and Stay Awhile 
The new and improved Rainier Beach Playfield is set up to be a great community centerpiece so pack a picnic and make an afternoon of it. If you have older sibs in your crew, the play area is perfect for them—trust us when we say you’ll be dragging them back to the car. Toddlers and waddlers will find the manicured green space in the center of the play area an excellent place to explore. And when your family gets tired of the play structures, there is plenty of shaded green space to relax, kick a ball around or play tag. Psst! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to play tennis, pack your rackets and try out one of the four new tennis courts.

SONY DSCRainier Beach Playfield
8802 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, Wa 98118
206-684-4075
Online: seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=422
Hours: 4 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Have you visited the newly renovated Rainier Beach Playfield? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

-Lauren Dupuis, words and pictures