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Hiawatha Playfield Synthetic Turf Replacement Project – UPDATE

Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will begin construction for the Hiawatha Playfield turf replacement project on June 12 with completion in early September 2023. SPR awarded the construction contract to FieldTurf USA Inc.

This project will replace the aging synthetic turf at Hiawatha Playfield and provide markings for baseball, soccer, football and softball. Seattle Public Schools will provide safety fencing for the outfield when baseball and softball are in play. This project will include replacing the batting cage and resurfacing the rubberized three-lane running track. View the Layout Plan here.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in a state-of-the-art synthetic turf system that is safe, playable, durable, and retains less heat in the summer. Our standard is to provide a sustainable cork and sand infill over a cushioned pad system.

Hiawatha Playfield is located along California Ave. SW in the heart of West Seattle’s vibrant Admiral District, south of West Seattle High School at 2700 California Ave. SW. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize the impact on the roadways and neighborhood.

For more information on the project, please visit  or contact Kellina Stamm at or (206) 584-1690.