FOLLOWUP: Delridge Playfield turf project about to begin

(Seattle Parks photo)

When Seattle Parks told us last month that the Hiawatha and Delridge Playfields turf-replacement projects would overlap for about six weeks, that apparently was an underestimate. Hiawatha just started two weeks ago, with a three-month estimate, and Delridge is about to start, with a four-month estimate, so the overlap with both fields closed is likely to be more like two and a half months. Parks announced today that Delridge will close starting July 1st – this Saturday. In addition to the turf replacement, Parks says, “Accessibility issues to the exterior of the restrooms will also be addressed during the closure.” According to the city website, the winning bid – $2.8 million – was by South Seattle-based Ohno-Touchdown JV.

2 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Delridge Playfield turf project about to begin"

  • perfect pre-4th timing June 26, 2023 (5:11 pm)

    as a north delridge resident who’s seen misuse of the playfield over the years during the week around the 4th of july, with minefields of fireworks trash in the following days and scared to hell animals almost all evenings of that week, i’m grateful/hopeful that maybe the closure will prevent the same insane levels of pyrotechnics we’ve seen/heard in previous years. fingers crossed!

  • MikeinSea June 26, 2023 (8:52 pm)

    Do they re- use the old turf for other fields in the area?  As a parent and coach for many sports in the WS area many of our fields are  so sub-par.  

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