Seattle Parks and Recreation has shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter, an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play outside. Parks estimates the savings from turning these lights off to be about $15,000.
Lights will stay on at these courts through the winter:
• Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, 1635 11th Ave., one court (the other is undergoing a pilot program in which bike
polo and dodgeball are allowed)
• Meadowbrook Playfield in northeast Seattle, 10533 35th Ave. NE (six courts)
• Miller Playfield in Capitol Hill/Central District, 330 19th Ave. E (two courts)
• Lower Woodland Park in northwest Seattle, 1000 N 50th St. (ten courts)
• Rainier Playfield in southeast Seattle, 3700 S Alaska St. (four courts)
• Solstice Park, in West Seattle, 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW (formerly Lincoln Park Annex, six courts)
Winter play is also available at the Amy Yee Tennis Center’s 10 indoor courts. For information, please call 206-684-4764 or go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Athletics/Tennisct.htm. For the full listing of Seattle Parks tennis courts, please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/tennis.asp.
Parks will turn the lights back on when we return to Daylight Savings Time on March 11, 2012.