Open Play at the PlayGarden

Kids of ALL abilities deserve to PLAY! We host Open Play hours to increase access to nature-rich free play opportunities for kids with disabilities and their friends and family. NO fees. NO registration. Just come PLAY!

What Happens at Open Play?

You will be greeted by friendly staff that will welcome you, give you a tour, answer your questions, provide information on PlayGarden programs and most importantly, will engage kids of all ages and abilities in inclusive play experiences. Each session offers seasonal and culturally relevant activities such as gardening, cooking classes, music classes, dance, movement activities, art, construction and more!

What is Open Play?

Open Play is an opportunity for kids 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!

When is Open Play?

Open Play is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please check our calendar for upcoming dates, once it is safe to resume programming.

Community Partnerships

The PlayGarden has partners with Kids Carpentry, Seattle Happy Feet, Art with Arni, Young Women Empowered (Y-We), Shirin’s Kitchen, Open Doors for Multicultural Families, Amara, The Downs Syndrome Community of Puget Sound and many more local organizations to provide a range of diverse programming and activities for families. Interested in building a community partnership with the PlayGarden? Please contact our Inclusive Programs Director, Hannah Gallagher for more information.

Open Play Update

Dear Friends of the PlayGarden,

It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel all camp and Open Play programming for June and July and most likely August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.This decision was so very hard for us to make but after careful consideration we feel that the health and safety of our staff, campers, visitors and families must take top priority.

​As for coming to play in the garden, the PlayGarden is subject to many governmental jurisdictions that determine whether we will be allowed to be open, including state, city, county, and parks department guidelines. As soon as we have further guidance on when parks and playground can open again we will post an update.

​Please know that we miss you all and look forward to playing together again when the danger has passed.

All the best, The PlayGarden Staff + Board of Directors

Special Thanks

 to our community partners, Public Health-Seattle and King County and Seattle Parks and Recreation for making Open Play possible!