Georgetown Playground Improvements – Seattle WA

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Description

With the help of Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor, the Seattle Park Department made improvements to the Georgetown Playground at South Homer Street and Corson Avenue. In 1936, WPA workers built a reinforced concrete wading pool along the eastern edge of the playground. According to Park Department records, “This pool was made so that the water can be maintained at two different depths; one at 18 inches for wading and the other at 30 inches so the children can learn to swim.” The Park Department provided $1,384 worth of materials for the pool and the WPA provided the paid labor. Four years later, in 1940, WPA workers installed a concrete tennis court in the northwest corner of the playground, at a cost of $1,861 to the WPA and $1,016 to the Park Department. The wading pool was demolished and replaced with a modern spray park in 2010.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
1861 2400

Source notes

"Georgetown Playground." Seattle Parks and Recreation. Accessed June 30, 2019.
(http://clerk.seattle.gov/~F_archives/sherwood/GeorgetownPG.pdf)

"Georgetown Wading Pool To Be Converted To Spraypark." Seattle Parks and Recreation. Accessed June 30, 2019. (https://parkways.seattle.gov/tag/georgetown-wading-pool/)

Seattle Board of Park Commissioners. Annual Report. Seattle, WA: Seattle Board of Park Commissioners, 1936, 1940.

Project originally submitted by Scott Newman on July 2, 2019.

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Location Info


750 S. Homer St.
Seattle, Washington 98108

Coordinates: 47.5515923, -122.32144210000001

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