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!

Staffed Spring Open Play begins May 12th! 

Spring Hours:
Every Wednesday 3pm-7pm
Every Saturday 9am-1pm

*No Open Play Saturday, 5/29 for Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Open Play: June 19th- August 28th
Every Wednesday 3pm-7pm
Every Friday 9am-1pm
Every Saturday’ 9am-1pm, except no Open Play Saturday 7/3 before Fourth of July.

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!

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!

Now hiring! Open Play Staff

Job Description: Open Play Program Staff

The PlayGarden offers a fully inclusive nature-based programs for children with and without disabilities ages 3.5-21. We are hiring staff to expand our hours and offer staffed open play times after-school, after our summer camp program and on the weekends. 

Job Title: Open Play Staff.
Supervisor(s):  Inclusive Programs Director
Start/End Dates:  May 12th– August 28th, 2021 + Fall employment opportunities available.
Spring hours: May 15th– June 19th, 10 hours/week.
Summer hours  June 23- August 28th, 15-20 hours/week. *Possibility to extend hours with additional garden work tasks or outreach.
Rate of Pay: DOE

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PlayGarden Staff holding up their paychecks

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

The health and safety of our staff and visitors  is our top priority. 

When visiting the PlayGarden all visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing as best as you can from other families.