Seattle Parks and Recreation today announced the completion of the Walt Hundley Playfield renovation, which is adjacent to West Seattle’s High Point Community Center. West Seattle Soccer Club is inaugurating the field with a day full of youth soccer games on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
“We are excited about the opportunities this venue opens up for us, as this will be one of the very few synthetic lined U-10 and U-11 surfaces in the Puget Sound area,” said Tim McMonigle, West Seattle Soccer Club board member. “We are thrilled about the difference the quality of fields such as Hundley and the other new venues, Hiawatha and Delridge, have brought to our membership and West Seattle.”
The renovation includes replacement of the existing surface with synthetic turf and ADA access from the east side of the field and renovated bleachers. The completed field has inlaid lines supporting, one adult soccer pitch, one U-11 soccer pitch, three U-10 soccer pitches, football hash marks and Ultimate Frisbee reference marks.
In April 2011, the Seattle City Council allocated funding from the Parks & Green Spaces Levy to two field projects, Walt Hundley and Washington Park Playfield. Seattle voters passed the Parks & Green Spaces Levy by an impressive 59% vote in November 2008. The $146 million levy provides for development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities.
For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/walt_hundley/ or contact Parks Project Manager Ted Holden at (206) 684-7021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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