Seattle Parks and Recreation is closing the popular salmon slide at Carkeek Park’s playground for repairs from June 21-29. The rest of the playground will remain open.
The slide is useable but the inside is pitted and bumpy, and the outside is faded in many places. Tom Jay, the sculptor who installed the functional art piece almost 12 years ago, will be in the park to repair the inside of the slide to uniform smoothness, and the outside to its original Chum salmon colors. Cold or stormy weather may cause delays. Workers will install a fence to protect the restoration work while it is in progress.
This work is made possible thanks to a generous private donor and the assistance of the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, and the Associated Recreation Council.