The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden’s mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs by advocating for equal play opportunities for all children. Here was a simple but powerful change we could make happen! That very week our board enthusiastically launch
ed the “Yellow Swing in Every Park” campaign. First to join us was Stan McNaughton CEO of PEMCO. He personally knew the need and provided the seed money to purchase the first yellow swing. It was installed on a breezy June day in 2008 at Cascade Playground, in full view from Stan’s office across the street. He was justly proud.
Seattle Parks and Recreation then joined the campaign. Superintendent, Tim Gallagher understood that a few ADA swings for a city the size of
Seattle was not good enough. There are now over 90 ADA swings installed in Seattle playgrounds.
The Parks Department will come out and fix a strap or provide a new one if they know its needed. Tell them Liz & Rick sent you.
To learn more about the successful public-private partnership that is The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden visit us at Colman Playground 1745 24th Ave. S. 98144 or virtually on the web at
To report a missing or broken strap contact Parks here: