Community invited to participate in design of Soundview Playfield renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public meeting for the renovation of Soundview Playfield on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitman Middle School Library. Join SPR’s staff and BRCA Design consultants at Whitman Middle School(9201 15th Ave NW) to learn about the project and provide input on the design options for Soundview Playfield.

The proposed project for the Soundview Playfield, 1590 NW 90th St., will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, the addition of lighting, access improvements that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other site enhancements.

SPR is investing in a state of the art synthetic turf system that provides safe, playable, and durable fields. Additionally, we are investing in high quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare while providing recreation light on the field.  Synthetic turf and lightening improvements will be prioritized on the lower field, and we anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field as the budget allows. These upgrades will also address recreational demands and repair field drainage issues.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/soundview-playfield-athletic-field-renovation. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.