Athletic Field Drop-In Program

What is the Athletic Field Drop-In Program?

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is offering a pilot program that provides community members with the opportunity to drop-in for free at designated athletic fields to play unscheduled athletic events with their friends and family. Normally, field use requires a paid reservation, but SPR has dedicated seven athletic fields for open community drop-in every Saturday and Wednesday. The 2020 season runs from April 1 to September 30 for most of these fields.

The free drop-in times for MOST fields are:

  • Saturdays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 5:45pm - 7:45pm

*Sam Smith Park is free for drop in on Wednesdays from 5:45-7:45pm

*Dearborn Park is free for drop in on Saturdays from 12-2pm

*New locations

For this pilot to be successful, it is important that organized user groups understand that the allocated Wednesdays and Saturdays at these fields are for drop-in use only. If organized teams violate this rule by coordinating use during the drop-in times, SPR will issue a verbal and/or written warning. Repeated violations may result in the organization being placed last in line for priority use on fields. 

Please contact Courtney Brown, Manager of Athletic Scheduling, 206-684-7094. 

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map with stars marking each location of the drop in fields