Bitter Lake Playfield Lighting Replacement

Updated: January 14, 2021

Early 2021

The playfield, play area, and tennis courts are open (tennis courts, no lights November - March). Construction achieved substantial completion in December 2020, however there are a few minor items and adjustments to finish up.

Thank you, SDOT for funding the 9 pedestrian lights that are strategically placed around the playfield along the pathway at the Park.  They light up the path near the tennis courts, Community Center, comfort station and Bitter Lake.

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 have been demolished. New poles, fixtures and electrical control equipment have been installed.

Location

Bitter Lake Playfield, 13035 Linden Ave N, 98133

Budget

$1.3 million in funding for this Ballfield Lighting Replacement Program project is provided through the Cumulative Reserve Fund.

Schedule

Design: Summer 2018 - Spring 2019
Construction: July - December 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.

Additional Lights Along The Bitter Lake Path

In partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), nine (9) pedestrian light poles and lights will be strategically placed around the perimeter of the playfields. 

Budget: $125,000

Community Participation

Public Meeting 7/12/2018