Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is continuing a pilot program first launched in summer 2018 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 seven athletic fields this year (Bitter Lake Playfield, University Playground, Ravenna Park, Magnolia Playfield #5, Rainier Beach Playfield, South Park Playground, and Roxhill Park) for open community drop-in use every Saturday and Wednesday, depending on location (see map below).
The 2019 season runs from April 1 to September 28 for most of these fields. However, Roxhill Playfield’s season ends on August 28. The free drop-in times are Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
For more information on the Athletic Field Drop-In Program, including program rules, visit: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/reserve/sports-field-reservations/athletic-field-drop-in-program. Questions? Please contact Courtney Brown, Manager of Athletic Scheduling, 206-684-7094.
Athletic fields are a beloved component of Seattle’s park system, and SPR is excited to continue to support ways to make fields accessible to all those in our community who would like to use them.