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Seattle Parks and Recreation adds free drop-in hours at athletic fields throughout the city

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is offering a pilot program that provides community members with the opportunity to drop-in for free at designated athletic fields to play unscheduled athletic events with their friends and family. Normally, field use requires a paid reservation, but SPR has dedicated eight athletic fields for open community drop-in every Saturday and Wednesday from April 1 to August 31.

The athletic fields with drop-in times are: Bitterlake Playfield, University Playground, Ravenna Park, Magnolia Playfield, Sam Smith Park, Rainier Beach Playfield, South Park Playground, and Roxhill Park. See map below for drop in days and times.

For this pilot to be successful, it is important that organized user groups understand that the allocated Wednesdays and Saturdays at these fields are for drop-in use only.

Athletic fields are a beloved component of Seattle’s park system, and SPR is eager to find ways to make fields accessible to all those in our community who would like to use them.