We stumbled on the Seattle Center playground while wandering around rainy downtown in late October and had the whole place to ourselves! This playground was so cool I wanted to highlight it for anyone planning on visiting. It’s right in between the Museum of Pop Culture and Seattle Center Armory. Designed and built by local Northwest artists Trimpin and Judith Caldwell, in partnership with Site Workshop and Highwire, this playground has several unique features that focus on all the sense and being accessible for everyone.
There is a ton too look at and process with the Seattle center playground, and I tried to get photos of all the major elements! My kids were really bummed we didn’t have scooters or bikes to use this nifty paved track.
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The artists at play playground
Here you can see the massive main playscape and the brain-esque labryinth. My kids weren’t sure where to start climbing!
These odd circular humps were really interesting, my kids enjoyed running up and down them. You can see the swings in the background. All the “grass” you see is actually astroturf, making it a soft landing for any falls.
They had one mini playground area for smaller kids as well, it would definitely get crowded quickly.
Up goes my 4 year old! You can see the carousel type apparatus in the back as well as some yellow musical chimes.
I included this awkward shot to show how the space needle fits in, it was fun to have it in the background.
Last shot of the massive climber from another angle! This playground is so neat and unique, I’d love to go back now that they’re older.
Check out the park’s official website here.