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Seattle Parks and Recreation begins electrical system emergency replacement in Seward Park

This spring, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will begin construction in Seward Park to perform an emergency replacement of the main electrical service to the park. The primary electrical service to Seward Park is a buried cable that powers the restrooms, clay studio, park lights, Seward Park Audubon Center and other park amenities. This cable has repeatedly failed, and Seattle City Light is unable to make further repairs. Construction is expected to start April/May 2020 and take 6 to 8 months to complete, weather dependent.

SPR is working with Seattle City Light to install a new “raceway” system. The new service will be located in underground pipes and electrical vaults allowing direct access for future maintenance and replacement. Construction work will take place along the main roads, parking areas and a portion of the east walking path at Seward Park.

SPR will work with the contractor to minimize impacts to park users and the community. SPR and the contractor hired for this project will be relying on the patience and cooperation of all park users as construction work progresses through Seward Park. We ask park users to follow construction notifications and be prepared for detours around work areas. Events previously scheduled at Seward Park will proceed unless canceled or postponed by event organizers.

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