Ruth Circle Park


Address 8160 Ashton Avenue NE
Start Date 2027-2028
End Date TBD
Current Status Implementation Planning
Park Type Neighborhood Park
Size 3.6 acres
Special Use Hockey Rink with Warming House

Current Status

Neighborhood park servicing neighborhood #3 that includes an underserved population. The park contains a broad range of amenities including a playground, basketball court, hockey rink and pleasure skating area, warming house, and open lawn. The site has on-street parking only.


General recommendations includes full redevelopment with some modifications to the layout to make the most of the park land available for an improved recreational experience.

Recommendations include:

  • Landscape enhancements
  • Low-grow lawn in select locations
  • Replace playground equipment meeting broader range of challenge levels and age groups
  • ADA compliant playground surfacing (engineered wood fiber)
  • Concrete playground border
  • Improve basketball half court
  • Optional: paved rink for multi-season use (remove existing half court with this option)
  • New picnic shelter with 4-6 tables and permanent restrooms
  • Optional: include an indoor room for rentals and warming house
  • Site furnishings with common characteristic (benches, tables, receptacles, bike racks, drinking fountain, etc.)
  • Loop trail system and added walk connections for improved accessibility
  • Optional: four parallel parking stalls along building for improved accessibility
  • Wayfinding signs
  • Security light


View the full Ruth Circle Park recommendation (PDF)

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