Why The Green Lake Playground Is Closed

February 12, 2020 8:38am
Photo via Inspirock

For the past few weeks the often buzzing Green Lake playground near the Green Lake Community Center has been closed with a yellow caution tape erected around the perimeter. So we contacted the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department to find out why. The answer is flooding.

“Our plan is to dig down through the playground fiber to reach the fabric underneath, and cut slits in the fabric to help the water drain,” said Rachel Schulkin at Seattle Parks and Rec. “From there we will move back the material and level the playground.”

She says they hope to have the park opened in the next few weeks but will have to wait to see how things drain after the next big rain to see if they can reopen it again.