Brighton Playfield Renovation

Updated: March 21, 2019

Spring 2019

We are working on obtaining all the necessary permits for this project. Because of permitting and weather requirements construction for this project has moved to 2019. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Housing Affordability and Livability Open House in February 2017 and provided input on the schematic design for the Brighton playfield renovation.

Seattle Parks and Recreation hired DA Hogan as lead Design and Engineering Consultant. Surveying and geotechnical testing is complete. The field renovation will include markings for adult soccer, modified soccer, football, Ultimate Frisbee, baseball, and softball.   Additional funding from a public/private partnership became available and outdoor adult exercise equipment will be added to this project and installed near the play area. Additionally, funding became available to renovate the comfort station and bring it to ADA compliance standards. These are both great additions to the project and make the park accessible for all.

During the planning and design phase of this project we have researched a number of alternative infield projects. We have met with the manufactures and will move forward with an innovative infill material for the field. During construction the field will be closed. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood.


Brighton Playfield, 6000 39th Ave S, 98118


Planning and Design: 2016 - 2017
Permitting: 2017
Construction: Summer -Fall 2019
Completion: Late Fall 2019


Seattle Park District provides $5.5 million for this project. Seattle Parks and Recreation applied for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: Local Parks Development Grant.

Natural Turf to Synthetic and Lighting Replacement

The project will replace the existing lighted natural turf playfield (soccer, baseball, softball. . .) with a new lighted and renovated 200,000 square foot synthetic turf field. We will be looking at new/upgraded accessible pathways, spectator areas, reuse of existing seating/bleachers and connections with other existing park features.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is leading the way to find alternate synthetic turf field design sections/materials and deliver a safe, durable and playable athletic facility and experience.

Community Participation

Public Meeting 7/26/2016

Public Meeting 10/5/2016

 Open House 2/4/2017