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Family Terrace construction set to begin

Posted by Mai Ling on September 27th, 2012

The children’s play area at Maple Leaf Playground is about to get a serious makeover.

Starting this week, construction fences will go up at the park as work begins to build the new Maple Leaf Family Terrace, which will be part of the new Maple Leaf Reservoir Park.

Donna Hartmann-Miller, who heads Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park, writes on the committee’s Facebook page that construction could take from four to seven months, but that the new play area should be ready for kids to return by next spring.

Take a look at what you can expect to see at the new Family Terrace, and here is more general information about upcoming work at the park.

UPDATE: In an email newsletter (which you can sign up for on the Community Council website), Hartmann-Miller notes a few nearby playgrounds for parents to visit while Maple Leaf Playground is under construction:

  • Foula Park — 7200 12th Ave NE, 98115
  • Ravenna-Eckstein Park — 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, 98115
  • Dahl Playfield — 7700 25th Ave NE, 98115 (also has a skateboard feature)
  • Victory Heights Playground — 1737 NE 106th St, 98125
  • Victory Creek Park — 1059 NE Northgate Way, 98125 (this is the one behind the QFC parking lot)
  • Northgate Park — 10510 5th Ave NE, 98125 (next to the library and community center)
  • Licton Spring Park — 9536 Ashworth Ave N, 98103
  • Green Lake Park — 9536 Ashworth Ave N, 98103
  • Cowen Park — 5849 15th Ave NE, 98105 (this one has a Zip Line, so you can get in some practice and be a Zip Line expert once ours is installed)

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6 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Donna Hartmann-Miller // Sep 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    We are asking the question of people on our “Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park” Facebook page, which park(s) are you going to use while ours is under construction . . . . anyone here have any suggestions?

  • 2 Karen // Sep 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

    We take our kids to Victory Heights or Meadowbrook Parks. Meadowbrook wasn’t listed in the article, but it’s the one behind Nathan Hale High School. Both are great :)

  • 3 Karen // Sep 28, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I hear Dahl is great too…I don’t really go that much w/ my little ones, but my middle-school aged daughter often hangs out there w/ friends after school, which is closeby.

  • 4 DC // Sep 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Why use another park? Just pull the fence apart and send your kids in there! As I witnessed this Friday afternoon. What is wrong with people?

  • 5 Dawn // Sep 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    It was in active use today too. Even a Birthday party and a pick up Soccer match going on.

  • 6 Dan // Oct 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    There’s also a park on 20th Ave NE next to Sacajawea.