Soundview Playfield Athletic Field Renovation

Updated: January 7, 2020

Winter 2019/20

All bids for the Soundview Playfield renovation project have been rejected due to insufficient budget coupled with the inopportune bidding climate. PDD revisited the contract documents, scope, budget and scheduling options and is putting the project out to bid at the end of January.

We anticipate notice-to-proceed in spring 2020 and completion fall 2020.
Download playfield renovation plan view here.

Spring 2019

We incorporated your feedback on the two design options and created a preferred schematic design. This design was presented to the community at the meeting in April 2018. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting. See meeting notes and other documents below.

We are working on land use permitting and stormwater design.

Thank you to everyone who participated at the meeting in October 2017 and to everyone who participated in the online survey.


Soundview Playfield1590 NW 90th Street, 98117


Seattle Park District provides $5.5 million
Real Estate  Excise Tax provides $742,000
Total budget for planning, design and construction is $6.3 million.


Planning: 2017
Design & Bidding: 2018 - 2019
Construction:  Spring - Late Summer 2020
Completion: Fall 2020

Project Description

This project includes installation of synthetic field surfacing, lighting, ADA access and site improvements for the lower playfield. Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that are safe, playable and durable. Additionally, we are investing in the highest quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare off the field while providing performance recreational light. The project will improve the accessibility to the field in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Community Participation

Fact Sheet - What is Happening at Soundview

Public Meeting and Open House 6/3/2017

Public Meeting and Input Opportunity 10/4/2017

Public Meeting 4/17/2018