Soundview Playfield Athletic Field Renovation

Updated: September 25, 2023

Fall 2023

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 suspended some capital project work including this project.

In 2023, we started moving this project forward.  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 the end of 2023.

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.

Over the next year, we will be updating the prior 100% bid documents, re-estimating of engineer's construction cost estimate, renewing of construction/drainage permit, and messaging community and playfield stakeholders.

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
Construction: March/April 2024 - Late 2024

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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