Angle Lake Park Phase 2
In contrast to the busy commercial strip on International Boulevard, Angle Lake Park is a quiet respite for the local community with established Douglas fir trees and views of Mount Rainier across the waters of Angle Lake. The park dates back to the 1930’s with a dance hall and water slide run by King County until 1990 when the City of SeaTac was established. The architecture of SeaTac’s signature park recaptures the classical features of 1930’s WPA era.
Angle Lake Park is the city of SeaTac’s oldest and most popular park. The park is designed to accommodate regional use as a swimming beach in summer while still providing a highly valued passive neighborhood park for nearby office workers and residents. Phase 2 features an approximate 4,000 SF water spray play area, beach restoration, expanded picnic facilities, two new group picnic shelters, and a second performance stage with an arbor. The restored beach provides public swimming and access to recreational waters of the 80-acre lake and is heavily used by the community. Phase 2 modifications also include improved ADA access, pedestrian paths throughout the park, and a new ADA parking area to better accommodate the annual International Festival. The recent addition of water spray play area adds major recreational value to the park providing more water play than any other spray play park in the County. Angle Lake Park hosts the city’s community events including the annual International Festival and July 4th fireworks.
Jennifer* provided the design, project management, permit assistance, construction documents and construction support for this project.
*While principal with another firm
Client: City of SeaTac
Location: SeaTac Washington