Brighton Playfield Renovation

Updated: January 24, 2017

January 2017

Please stop by the Housing Affordability and Livability Open House and provide input on the Seattle Parks and Recreation 2017 Development Plan, Gap Analysis and Long-term Acquisition strategies for open space. At the Open House Seattle Parks and Recreation will also present the schematic design for the Brighton playfield renovation.

Open House
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, 98118
Open House News Release

Seattle Parks and Recreation has hired DA Hogan as lead Design and Engineering Consultant. Surveying and geotechnical testing is complete. Thank you to everyone who attended the public meeting on October 5 at Aki Kurose Middle School. Information from the meeting can be found below.

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: Late Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
Completion: Late Fall 2018


See the budget and phase for this project on our Open Budget website. 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