Bitter Lake Playfield Lighting Replacement

Updated: November 12, 2019

Fall 2019

The project will be delayed. PDD received two bids. The low bid deemed as non-responsive and rejected by City Contracting (FAS). The second bid was 46% over the engineer's estimate. Staff will evaluate the project and plan to re-bid in the fall of 2019. If a successful bid is received, then construction will begin in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who attended the July 12, 2018 meeting and participated in the discussion about intermittent closures of the field, play area, and walking paths while the light poles are being removed and installed.

This project is part of a 6-year design program to replace lighting systems at various fields throughout the park system. The sites were prioritized based on quality of existing systems and field usage. The new lighting systems will reduce light spill into neighboring communities and night skies. The new systems will also be more energy efficient and provide safe, uniform lighting levels for the users. At this field, the existing poles and fixtures will be demolished. New poles, fixtures and electrical control equipment will be installed.

During construction the contractor will need to close the playfield and will temporarily need to close the adjacent play area, the wading pool, and the tennis courts. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. It is anticipated that the construction will occur over 2 months with 2 to 3 one-week closures in that period. Signage and notifications will go out to the community in advance of these closures.

Location

Bitter Lake Playfield, 13035 Linden Ave N, 98133

Budget

Funding for this Ballfield Lighting Replacement Program project is provided through the Cumulative Reserve Fund.

Schedule

Design: Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Construction: 2020

Project Description

The new lighting system will reduce light spill into the neighborhood and night skies. It will also be more energy efficient and provide safe, uniform lighting levels for the users. Existing poles and fixtures will be demolished. New poles, fixtures and electrical control equipment will be installed.

During construction the contractor will need to close the playfield and the adjacent play area. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood.

Community Participation

Public Meeting 7/12/2018