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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: eattle Parks begins construction to replace Lower Woodland Park tennis court lighting

2/19/2013  4:04:00 PM

Seattle Parks begins construction to replace Lower Woodland Park tennis court lighting

Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction this week to replace the lighting at the Lower Woodland tennis courts. Daytime use of the courts will continue with a few courts being closed intermittently. Parks anticipates construction will last through March 2013. 

This project provides for demolition of the existing, outmoded lighting system and replacement with a state-of-the-art system. Parks worked with an expert in the field of ballfield lighting who has extensive knowledge of the latest technology. The goal of the project is to enhance play ability with safe, efficient lighting for field and tennis court users, and to eliminate as much objectionable glare and light spill into the neighborhood as possible.

The project is funded through the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. It provides for planning, design, and construction of the park lighting improvements. The project was accelerated because of health and safety concerns associated with the old, corroding, light bases. Parks held a public meeting in September 2012 to discuss this project and the lighting replacement project for the cloverleaf ballfields (fields 3-6) at Lower Woodland. We anticipate work at the four ballfields will begin in late 2013.

For further information please visit: or contact Andy Sheffer at 206-684-7041 or


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