Seattle Parks and Recreation will host the second meeting for Delridge Playfield improvements on Monday, November 23, 2009 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW. Parks incorporated input from the community meeting last month into the schematic design. The community is encouraged to participate and learn about the field improvements.
At the first meeting, the community requested distance markers, stripping the field for lacrosse, extra fencing and re-positioning the Ultimate Frisbee field layout. Parks will address these requests, and present the design for the improvements. The renovation to the field includes replacement of the existing all-weather sand/silt fields with synthetic turf to provide adult soccer Ultimate Frisbee. It will also improve ADA accessibility and replace the existing field lights with more energy efficient, neighbor friendly lighting.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides $3.2 million for project funding. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2010, with completion by fall.
Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces Levy by a 59% vote in November 2008. The new $146 million Levy provides acquisition funding for new neighborhood parks and green spaces and development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities. Recognizing the importance of creating vibrant and engaging green spaces for Seattle as it grows, Seattle Parks and Recreation moved quickly into action, and by November 2009 — just one year after the passage of the Levy — will have added 2.53 acres to the park system and completed eight new development projects, will have four projects in construction, and another 21 projects in the planning and design phase.