All children deserve access to safe outdoor play spaces, even in the hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market!
Last month we opened the Market’s new preschool playground! This dynamic, versatile space allows Pike Market kids to create and build social, cognitive and physical skills in a more open and spacious natural setting.
In the early 1980s, federal budget cuts halted the construction of the Pike Market Child Care and Preschool’s playground and spawned the founding of the Market Foundation to help bring the project to life. Exactly forty years later, we are thrilled that the Market Foundation’s very first project, the preschool playground, has come full circle in a new renovated play space for the next generation.
This dynamic, versatile space will allow Pike Market kids to invent, create and build social, cognitive and physical skills in a more open and spacious natural setting. We were thrilled to gather together to celebrate this grand opening and our 40 years of partnership with the Preschool.
Thank you to the Preschool staﬀ and our community members, and to The Thursday Walkers, Committee of 33, Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Rob Harris Group, Schultz Family Foundation, BNSF, the Lorig Family, and our supporters for making this playground renovation possible!