Soundview Playfield Athletic Field Renovation

Updated: August 9, 2018

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is proposing to convert approximately 114,206 sq.ft. of existing grass playfield to synthetic turf and install a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system at Soundview Playfield, located at 1590 NW 90th Street, 98117. SPR has determined that it does not have probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with SPR. This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); SPR will not act on this proposal for 14 days from date of publication (8/13/2018).
Comments must be submitted by August 27, 2018.
Download the DNS document for additional information.

Summer 2018

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. Construction is planned for 2019.

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: 2018
Construction:  2019

Project Description

The Seattle Park District provides funding for renovation of the Soundview Playfield. The budget will define the scope of the project. The proposed project will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, lighting, ADA access and site improvements. We are committed to renovating the lower playfield with synthetic turf and lighting. We anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field that will be defined by the budget. 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