Construction for the Loyal Heights play area, 2101 N.W. 77th St., began this week.

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to Green Tech Excavation, who began Monday. The play area will be completed in early May. 

The play area renovation project installs new play equipment with slides, swings and climbing features. The renovation will provide a new plaza with picnic tables, benches, water fountain and accessible pathways connecting the play area to the community center, according to a press release. The improvements will bring the site into compliance with current play area safety standards and Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility. 

For more information on the play area project, go to http://wwwseattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/loyal-heights-play-area-renovation. According to the news release, the Loyal Heights Playfield Turf Replacement project experienced some Covid delays and issues with the drainage discovered after the turf/carpet was removed. The project is progressing and is anticipated to be completed in February. For more information, go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/loyal-heights-playfield-turf-replacement.