Community invited to learn about Bitter Lake Playfield Lighting Improvement Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a meeting for the Bitter Lake Playfield meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project and provide input.

The Ballfield Lighting Replacement Program is a 6-year design program to replace lighting systems at various playfields throughout the city. The new lighting systems will reduce light spill into neighboring communities and night skies. Additionally, the new systems will be more energy efficient and provide safe, uniform lighting levels for field users. At Bitter Lake Playfield the investment will provide new poles, fixtures, and electrical control equipment.

For more information please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/bitter-lake-playfield

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at 206-684-9286 or katie.bang@seattle.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

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Community invited to participate in design of Soundview Playfield renovation

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a public meeting for the renovation of Soundview Playfield on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Whitman Middle School Library. Join SPR’s staff and BRCA Design consultants at Whitman Middle School(9201 15th Ave NW) to learn about the project and provide input on the design options for Soundview Playfield.

The proposed project for the Soundview Playfield, 1590 NW 90th St., will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, the addition of lighting, access improvements that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other site enhancements.

SPR is investing in a state of the art synthetic turf system that provides safe, playable, and durable fields. Additionally, we are investing in high quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare while providing recreation light on the field.  Synthetic turf and lightening improvements will be prioritized on the lower field, and we anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field as the budget allows. These upgrades will also address recreational demands and repair field drainage issues.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/soundview-playfield-athletic-field-renovation. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

 

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Seattle Parks shuts off most tennis court lights for winter to save energy

Seattle Parks and Recreation will shut off the lights at most outdoor lighted tennis courts for the winter on Nov. 3, 2014. This is an effort to create energy savings during the months when few people play tennis outside.

Lights at courts below stay on year round:

  • Bobby Morris Playfield at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, 1635 11th, (one court)
  • Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill, 3801 Beacon Ave. S (four courts)
  • Meadowbrook Playfield in northeast Seattle, 10533 35th NE (six courts)
  • Miller Playfield in Capitol Hill/Central District, 330 19th E (two courts)
  • Lower Woodland Park in northwest Seattle, 1000 N 50th (10 courts)
  • Rainier Playfield in southeast Seattle, 3700 S Alaska St. (four courts)
  • Solstice Park, in West Seattle, 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW (formerly Lincoln Park Annex, six courts)

Winter play is also available at the Amy Yee Tennis Center’s indoor courts. For information, please call 206-684-4764 or go to http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Athletics/Tennisct.htm.  For information about the Sandpoint Tennis Center at Magnuson Park please visit http://tenniscentersandpoint.com/.

For the full listing of Seattle Parks tennis courts, please see http://www.seattle.gov/parks/tennis.asp.

Parks will turn the lights back on when we return to Daylight Savings Time in March 2015.

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