New Dockton Playground Opens October 2023!

We’re pleased to announce the new playground at Dockton Park is coming soon! Construction of the playground will take place from approximately August through October 2023*.  

  • An illustration of a brown and green ship-themed playground with slides, spinners, and climbing nets

The new playground will be larger and more accessible with elements for all ages and abilities to enjoy. King County Parks gathered input from 207 community members for the design of the future play area through an online survey in March 2021. We heard from you that some of the most important aspects when renovating the play area are to keep the swings facing the water and add climbing structures and slides that are geared to 2-8-year-olds.  

  • two children swinging on swings facing a marina with boats in the background
  • Two ducks swimming in the water with a marina with a sailboat docked behind them. The sun is setting in the hills in the background

The new playground will include all these elements with an emphasis on climbers, slides, and spinners. In addition, the renovation provides an opportunity to improve ADA access, drainage, and the aesthetics of the park, as well as add new amenities like a bench and table. 

The current playground will remain open until mid-August 2023, when it will be closed and demolished to make room for the new playground. We look forward to playing with you when it reopens in October 2023!   

Thank you for your patience waiting for the new playground while we completed the additional environmental review necessary for projects adjacent to Puget Sound.

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Questions? Call (206) 477-4527 or email:

*Playground timeline is weather dependent.

The new playground is funded by the 2020-2025 King County Parks Levy. Thank you for your support!