West Seattle 4th of July: Security, lights at 3 local fields

July 1, 2014 at 10:17 am | In Holidays, Safety, West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 6 Comments

Seattle Parks is again planning to keep the lights on at synthetic-turf fields to discourage fireworks, and says security will monitor for extended hours, too. This time, it’s planned for both Thursday and Friday (July 3-4). Three West Seattle fields are on the list for security monitoring 9 pm-4 am and lights 8:45-11 pm: Delridge, Hiawatha, and Walt Hundley, all of which have been renovated in recent years. We’re adding this to the WSB West Seattle 4th of July page, still open for other holiday info if you have something to share – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!


  1. What about Roxhill? So many issue there. I wouldn’t divert resources from the other three, as they’re also trouble magnets, but Roxhill is one too.

    Comment by AG — 11:19 am July 1, 2014 #

  2. It’s not synthetic. I rewrote rather than cut-and-paste the Parks news release but the bottom line is that each synthetic field is worth $1 million or so and while fireworks are damaging and dangerous anywhere, melting the artificial turf is extra-expensive to fix. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:30 am July 1, 2014 #

  3. ahhhhh – somehow I missed that single critical word in my first read-through. Thanks. :)

    Comment by AG — 12:46 pm July 1, 2014 #

  4. I say turn them on Thursday night and leave them on till Monday Morning. You know people will be out all weekend long….

    Comment by coffee — 2:23 pm July 1, 2014 #

  5. coffee..you and I both know that they will continue into the wee hours for some…after lights are turned off…sigh…

    Comment by JanS — 3:50 pm July 1, 2014 #

  6. They usually turn the sprinklers on at Riverview now. Do they at Roxhill?

    Comment by 1000amys — 8:29 pm July 1, 2014 #

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