The PlayGarden is unique! We are both a public park and a private non-profit. There are times of the day when the garden is open to the public to visit and times where the garden is closed to the public during our PlayGarden programs. Please keep these times in mind when planning your visit.

PlayGarden Park Hours

The PlayGarden is open to the public all day, everyday. We have our preschool program in session Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm, and ask that you close the gate behind you and check in with one of the teachers. Public restrooms are not guaranteed to be open.

Upcoming Events:

May 13th: Theatre in the Garden Event with Seattle Children’s Theatre, see below for more info. 

May 18th: May Madness, PlayGarden Spring Fundraiser @ the PlayGarden. Learn more & register to attend! 

May 20th: Free Wheelchair Basketball program starts. More information can be found here.

June 2nd: Last day of PlayGarden Preschool 

June 26th: First Day of Summer Camp

June 30th-August 26th: Free Play on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm. For more information, go here.

Theatre in the Garden Event with Seattle Children’s Theatre & WashMasks! 

Seattle Children’s Theatre and Seattle PlayGarden are collaborating to bring the community a second year of Theatre in the Garden. This family friendly event held on May 13th 9:30am-12:30pm  includes:

  • Family friendly garden activities,
  • An art exhibition titled showcasing art made by local artists with disabilities. All art will be an expression of the iconic phrase from the Wizard of Oz, “There’s No Place Like Home.”
  • A special spotlight performance of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • A super fun Story Drama workshop led by SCT’s professional teaching artists.
  • As a special guest to our celebration, WashMasks Mutual Aid Fund will be in attendance collecting items for a Heat Stress Prevention Donation Drive. Bring an item in solidarity Washington’s farmworkers to help reduce heat stress. 

    What can you bring? 

    •  Long-sleeve cotton t-shirts  •  Sunhats (baseball hats or straw)  •  Cooling neck bands  •  Protective eyewear (sunglasses or clear lenses) 

    This event is free of charge and open to the public. Children, youth and adults with disabilities, as well as their friends, and family are encouraged to attend.

Theatre in the Garden May 13th 2023 organization logos.
"There's No Place Like Home" Art Exhibition CALL FOR ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES: We are looking to comission artists with disabilities to showcase either a new or existing piece(s) of 2D or 3D art that connect to the iconic phrase from The Wizard of Oz, "There's no place like home"

There’s No Place Like Home, Art Exhibition 

 There’s No Place Like Home is an art exhibition that will feature art made by local artists with disabilities across the greater King County metro area. Art will be showcased at the Seattle PlayGarden’s Theatre in the Garden event  on My 13th in partnership with the Seattle Children’s Theatre.

 All art mediums and sizes of art welcome up to 5 ‘ x 5’.  Selected artists will be given a stipend of $250. Art will be displayed indoors. 

Can I have my child’s birthday party (or other private event) at the PlayGarden? 

While we do not reserve or rent the indoor or outdoor space for private events, you are welcome to have your party outdoors, on a first come first serve basis if it meets Seattle Parks guidelines.

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, Emma 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 that pays all of the maintenance costs of the site.

  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 as we cannot accommodate increased garbage.

  6. Leave the Load-Un-Load zone free of cars.