Brighton Playfield Renovation

Updated: November 16, 2017

Determination of Non-Significance (DNS)

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date of publication which will be November 27, 2017. Comments must be submitted by December 11, 2017.
Please contact: David Graves, Strategic Advisor, Seattle Parks and Recreation if you have questions or comments about this determination. Email:

You may appeal this determination to the Office of the Hearing Examiner no later than 5 p.m. on December 18, 2017 by Appeal Letter and $85.00 fee.
Download the DNS document for more details.

Fall 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Housing Affordability and Livability Open House in January 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.


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

 Open House 2/4/2017