The lighting system for the tennis courts and basketball courts at Cal Anderson Park will be out for an additional two weeks. Seattle City Light is replacing the temporary power connection with a permanent connection to a new upgraded electrical cabinet. The concrete base for the new cabinet will be poured on Monday, February 27. After the contractors complete the wiring, Seattle City Light will inspect the cabinet and reconnect the lighting for the courts. This work completes the ballfield lighting project.
Power to the ballfield lights at Bobby Morris is not affected, and will remain operational for the duration of the work.
The lighting project demolished the existing 40 year old wood poles and outmoded lighting system, and replaced it with a state-of-the-art system that features eight steel poles instead of twelve and is more energy efficient. The goal of the project was to replace the old wood poles with new structurally superior steel poles and eliminate as much objectionable glare and light spill into the neighborhood as possible while providing safe and efficient lighting for the field users. The project was funded through a 2006 Ballfield Lighting Upgrade program, implemented over six years from the Cumulative Reserve Fund. It provided for planning, design, and construction of the park lighting improvements.
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