A play area at King County Parks’ Petrovitsky Park in Fairwood now features a thick layer of wood chips and meets safety standards for play area flooring material. The former flooring, which was a “poured-in-place” material, no longer met safety standards.
The wood chips are an interim measure until the play area is renovated in 2019. Alternative flooring materials will be evaluated as part of the design during renovation.
King County Parks conducts regularly scheduled safety evaluations of every play area within its 200 parks, to ensure the play areas meet all safety standards and are in good working order.
In addition to two playground areas, the 88-acre Petrovitsky Park also features baseball and soccer fields, as well as a picnic area.
The park is located at 16400 S.E. Petrovitsky Rd. in the Fairwood neighborhood.