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Hiawatha Playfield Reopening!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the Hiawatha Playfield is open to the public and the Hiawatha Playfield Turf Replacement project is substantially complete. This project replaced the aging synthetic turf at the field with markings for baseball, soccer, football and softball, and resurfaced the rubberized three-lane running track. Additionally, the project includes replacing the batting cage.

FieldTurf USA, Inc, the contractor for the project, will be working on finalizing a few items including delivering new soccer goals and completing the batting cage frame and tunnel. Seattle Public Schools will provide safety fencing for the outfield when baseball and softball are in play.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in a state-of-the-art synthetic turf system for our playfields 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 supporting our commitment to Healthy People, a Thriving Environment and Vibrant Community.

Hiawatha Playfield is located along California Ave SW in the heart of West Seattleā€™s vibrant Admiral District, south of West Seattle High School at 2700 California Ave SW.

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