Soundview Playfield Athletic Field Renovation

Updated: April 30, 2024

Spring 2024

In the summer of 2020, the City of Seattle turned its focus to essential functions to address the pandemic and economic crisis, which required a significant reprioritization of resources. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) suspended some capital project work including this project. In 2023, we started moving this project forward, however, because of budget constraints at SPR the project was again put on hold. We are finalizing the construction documents, re-estimating the engineer's construction cost estimate, renewing the construction/drainage permit, and messaging community and playfield stakeholders. We anticipate putting the project out to bid by early 2025.

This project is a conversion of an existing natural turf playfield to an all-season multi-sport synthetic turf playfield with lights and associated accessible pathways and park amenities.

Download the playfield renovation plan view here.

Additional permitting and City Council information:


Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th Street, 98117


Real Estate Excise Tax provides $6.5 million

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) Grant from Youth Athletic Facilities program awarded for $350,000.


Design & Permitting: 2023
Bidding & Construction: 2025

Project Description

This project includes installation of synthetic field surfacing, lighting, ADA access and site improvements for the lower playfield. Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that are safe, playable and durable. Additionally, we are investing in the highest quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare off the field while providing performance recreational light. The project will improve the accessibility to the field in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Community Participation

Public Meeting and Open House 6/3/2017

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 10/4/2017

Public Meeting 4/17/2018

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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