Bitter Lake Playfield Lighting Replacement

Updated: July 30, 2020

Summer 2020

Construction began July 8, 2020 and is expected to complete in the fall.

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 will be demolished. New poles, fixtures and electrical control equipment will be installed.

During construction, the contractor (TITAN Earthwork, Inc.) will need to close the playfield temporarily including the adjacent play area, the wading pool, and the tennis courts. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood. It is anticipated that the construction will be 2-3 months with several one-week closures.  Currently, playfield closures are scheduled for July 13-17; August 10-14 and August 17-21. Signage has been posted for these closures.

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 - October 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.

During construction, the contractor will need to close the playfield and the adjacent play area. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor will work to minimize impact to the neighborhood.

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