A Garden for Everyone

Seattle PlayGarden is a 1-acre fully-fenced garden in the heart of Seattle.
Our mission is to provide children of all abilities
a safe, accessible, and adventurous place to play. 

2022 Holiday Giving Campaign: 
Help us reach our goal of $50,000 for inclusion! 

Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, I was often excluded by people my age. Kids who have disabilities can have trouble making friends. But, you can always find a friend at the PlayGarden. Seeing kids happy and enjoying camp is important to me. When someone has a disability they don’t always feel that they can be themselves and not judged in society. The PlayGarden is a place for kids with (or without) disabilities to be themselves. That is meaningful to me because I often felt judged by others when I was a kid. That is not a great way to grow up. I can help kids at the PlayGarden who might have the challenges like the ones I had. I know that I belong there, and can help others feel that way too. ” – 

Ella Mae MacPherson-George,
PlayGarden Youth Leader & Summer Camp Counselor

YOUR GIFT TO THE PLAYGARDEN BRINGS…
INCLUSIVE PRESCHOOL ★ SUMMER CAMP ★ YOUTH LEADERSHIP ★ MEANINGFUL EMPLOYMENT P ★ ACCESS TO NATURE

Donations can also be mailed into our office at, 
1745 24th Avenue South. Seattle, WA 98144 │ 206.325.5576

Summer Camp

The PlayGarden offers a fully inclusive nature-based summer camp experience for children with disabilities and their typically developing peers, ages 3.5-21.

Preschool

PlayGarden preschool blends the best of outdoor education with the warmth and security of an indoor classroom. For children of all abilities ages 3 to 5. 

Free Play

Free Play is an opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to play in our beautiful, inclusive park with friendly staff on site to offer support as needed. No fees. No registration. Just come PLAY!

Youth Leadership

The PlayGarden is committed to elevating youth voices and empowering youth with the skills they need to be confident, compassionate and social-justice oriented leaders in our community.

Plan Your Visit

The PlayGarden is OPEN to visit all weekdays and weekends from dawn until dusk. Our preschool program goes from 9am-1pm M-F, and we ask that you check in with a preschool teacher if you visit during this time.

There is access to a public bathroom on the side of the Garden House. It’s maintained by Seattle Parks & Recreation, and may be locked. There is accessible load and unload parking in front of the main gate.

The chickens and ducks are out during the day to visit. Please do not feed the animals.

Private Parties and Events

The PlayGarden’s mission is to provide a space for children with disabilities. If your family is able to enjoy another park or playground, we ask that you consider a different venue so that families with disabilities have the PlayGarden available. 

Before planning an event at the PlayGarden, please make sure to:

  1. Check our calendar to make sure there are no other events happening. 
  2. Email our administrator to request to book an event.
  3. Make a donation to the PlayGarden to offset the maintenance costs. The PlayGarden is a small non-profit and we pay the maintenance costs for the park.
  4. Limit your use of the picnic tables to one per party. Please clean up decorations. No confetti.
  5. Pack out all of your trash, recycling, and composting.
  6. Keep the Load/Unload zone free of cars.
An online learning hub of lessons, stories, and resources

Inclusion Learning Hub

Lessons, Workshops and Trainings
Cover of the PlayGarden's Inclusion Toolkit

Inclusion Toolkit, A Community Resource

Say Yes! to Kids with Disabilities: Stories and Strategies for including ALL Kids.