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A Garden for Everyone!

The Seattle Children’s 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. 

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.


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!

Plan Your Visit

The PlayGarden will be CLOSED Monday-Thursday from 9am-1:45pm June 20th-August 25th for our summer camp program. The park is OPEN after camp, and all day Friday-Sunday.

There is access to a public bathroom on the side of the Garden House. The bathroom is locked in the evenings by the Parks Department. There is accessible load and unload parking space in front of the PlayGarden 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 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.

Save the Date for PlayGarden’s Fall Luncheon

The PlayGarden’s Fall Luncheon is on September 28th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. For more information please visit our Fall Luncheon page

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.