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Revitalized Skyway Park reopens to the public with new playground, enhanced sports fields, and improved lighting and accessibility

Summary

A $3.9 million capital project at Skyway Park is complete, providing a new playground, new and enhanced sports fields, improved lighting, and better ADA accessibility. The project was mostly funded by the voter-approved King County Parks Levy.

Story

King County’s Skyway Park is now open to the public after a major capital project that added a new playground, installed a new mini-turf soccer field, refurbished the softball field, and upgraded the basketball court. King County Parks also installed a new pathway with security lighting and improved ADA accessibility.

King County Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay hosted a community event Sunday to celebrate the completion of the $3.9 million improvement project. Representatives from the Seattle Kraken hosted a hockey workshop, gear giveaway, and offered tickets to regular season match.

“Our revitalized Skyway Park now offers new and enhanced features, with more healthy opportunities for people and families to play and connect,” said Executive Constantine. “I am grateful to the community for providing the momentum – and co-creating the design – to transform this park for a new generation of Skyway residents.”

“We know that access to green spaces and recreation is vital for community health and resilience, said County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, whose District includes Skyway. “This community deserves a stellar park.”

The project was mostly funded by the voter-approved King County Parks Levy. The U.S. Department of the Interior contributed about $300,000. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Shannon Estenoz recently toured the park along with Executive Constantine.  

King County Parks partnered with Skyway Coalition to conduct extensive community engagement to ensure that the redesigned park offers amenities that are most beneficial to local residents.

The Seattle Kraken will organize another community event in January after installing permanent convertible basketball hoops and hockey goals at cross-court along with four new lights for the basketball court and another swing set. The team will also unveil new artwork created in partnership with local artist T.R. Miles.


Relevant links

  • Skyway Park Project Updates
  • King County Parks Levy

  • Quotes

    Our revitalized Skyway Park now offers new and enhanced features, with more healthy opportunities for people and families to play and connect. I am grateful to the community for providing the momentum – and co-creating the design – to transform this park for a new generation of Skyway residents.

    Dow Constantine, King County Executive

    We know that access to green spaces and recreation is vital for community health and resilience. This community deserves a stellar park.

    Girmay Zahilay, King County Council

    For more information, contact:

    Eleanor Lee, King County Parks, 206-477-4530