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Seattle Parks and Recreation begins Seward Park electrical system emergency replacement

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) awarded the construction contract to perform an emergency replacement of the main electrical service at Seward Park to KC Equipment, LLC. KC Equipment has begun construction and work closes multiple areas throughout the park Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction is anticipated to take 8 to 10 months to complete, weather dependent. 

The work began at the southeast parking lot near the play area. Construction will progress in phases from the entry loop near the play area and Audubon building, moving along the roadway into the park. Signs indicate the area closed and pedestrian detours are posted. SPR and KC Equipment rely 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.

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, forcing the use of generators to maintain service for park patrons. Seattle City Light is unable to make further repairs.

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

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