Georgetown Playfield Synthetic Turf Replacement

Updated: February 17, 2022

Early 2022

The project was put out to public bid with bid opening in early February for this turf replacement project.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that are safe, playable, and durable. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation conducted condition assessments on all of our synthetic turf fields in 2018 and the results of these assessments informed both immediate maintenance action on the part of our parks resources and turf crews as well as the order in which the projects were funded for replacement.  

We continue to lead the way to developing and installing alternate synthetic turf field design sections/materials and deliver a safe, durable, and playable athletic facility and experience.  

This project will replace the aging synthetic turf at Georgetown Playfield with a new state-of-the-art synthetic turf system. This will include the removal of the old 'worn out' synthetic turf and address any structural repairs to curbing, sub-subsurface, and drainage. 2021 synthetic turf systems will be installed for recreational play.

Location

Georgetown Playfield750 S Homer Street, 98108

Budget

$1.7 million for planning, design, and construction.
Funding is provided by Real-estate Excise Tax II.

Potentially, Seattle Parks may package Georgetown Playfield with two other synthetic turf projects slated for 2021.

Schedule

Bidding: Winter 2022
Construction:
Early June 2022
Anticipated Completion: Early September 2022

During construction the contractor will need to close the playfield and adjacent tennis court. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impacts to Park users and the community.

In 2021, the Miller Playfield artificial turf replacement project will also be in construction. 

The next tier of artificial turf replacement priority projects will be constructed in 2022. These include
  •  Delridge (202,746 sf)
  •  Garfield (infield) (21,371 sf)
  •  Hiawatha Playfield (114,275 sf)
  •  Mickey Merriam Field 5 (117,7200 sf)
  •  Mickey Merriam Field 8 (25,658 sf)
  •  Washington Park (111,222 sf)

During construction, each field will be closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the roadways and neighborhood.

Project Description

This project will replace the aging synthetic turf at Georgetown Playfield with a new state-of-the-art synthetic turf system. This will include the removal of the old 'worn out' synthetic turf and address any structural repairs to curbing, sub-subsurface, and drainage. 2021 synthetic turf systems will be installed for recreational play.