Soundview Playfield Athletic Field Renovation

Updated: March 7, 2023

Early 2023

Soundview Playfield Renovation – RESTARTED – 2020 Hold Removed At Permit Renewal & 100% Bid Intake

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 September 2022, the Seattle City Council, acting in their role as Seattle Park District Board, passed a new six-year funding plan for the 2023-2028 Park District cycle which includes funding for this project and many more.

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-estimate of engineers construction cost estimate, renewal of construction/drainage permit, and messaging community and playfield stakeholders.

Download playfield renovation plan view here.

Additional permitting and City Council information:


Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th Street, 98117


Seattle Park District provides $5.5 million
Real Estate Excise Tax provides $742,000

Applied for State grant which would contribute to a total budget for planning, design and construction of $6.5 million.


Design & Permitting: 2023
Construction: Early 2024 - Fall 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, Interim Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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