Brighton Playfield Renovation

Updated: November 12, 2019

Fall 2019

Brighton Playfield renovation has begun. Ohno Construction is on site and construction fencing surrounds the playfield and comfort station/restroom. During construction the play area, tennis courts, basketball courts, north lawn and volleyball area will remain open. View design for playfield with red line denoting construction fencing and closure. Playfield is anticipated to be completed by early 2020 with comfort station completion to follow in early spring 2020. SPR and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impacts to the neighborhood and school.

This project replaces the existing lighted natural turf playfield with a new lighted and renovated multi-sport, all season 200,000 sq. ft. synthetic turf field. The new field will use an alternative infill material, and LED lighting. It will accommodate baseball, softball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee and football. The renovation will provide new/upgraded accessible pathways, spectator areas, and better connections to the existing park features. Additionally, outdoor adult exercise equipment will be installed near the play area and the restroom/comfort station will be renovated to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

During the design phase, we identified the opportunity to improve Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) drainage and wastewater sewer assets located in the project area. SPR and SPU are worked together to incorporate SPU's sewer mainline repairs into the Brighton Playfield Renovation Contract to improve City efficiency and minimize construction impacts. For this project, SPU will repair eight (8) sewer mainlines using cure-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining technology. Implementing these repairs to existing sewer mainline pipes reduces the need for more costly future repairs and will help ensure reliable sewer service in this area. Affected residents will be notified prior to construction for site specific impacts and instructions. More information can be found here: www.seattle.gov/utilities/environment-and-conservation/projects/sewer-repair/    

Brighton Playfield is covered by the City's Priority Hire program, which requires that contractors hire individuals living in economically distressed communities in Seattle and King County to work 32% of the project hours. Priority Hire creates equitable access to construction training and living-wage employment through worker development and public works investments. For more information on the Priority Hire program, go to www.seattle.gov/priorityhire.

May 2019

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract to Ohno Construction and we anticipate issuing the notice to proceed on June 1, 2019. We are working on obtaining all the necessary permits for this project.  Here is the design for the Brighton playfield renovation.

Because of permitting and weather requirements construction for this project was 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 design.

March 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.

Location

Brighton Playfield, 6000 39th Ave S, 98118

Schedule

Planning and Design: 2016 - 2017
Permitting: 2017
Construction: Summer -Winter 2019/20
Completion: Early 2020

Budget

The budget for this project is $5.5 million from the Seattle Park District. Additional $75,000 from King County Youth Sports Grant. Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: Local Park Development Grant provides $250,000.

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