The Loyal Heights Playfield is closed until December to allow Seattle Parks and Recreation to replace the turf.
The aging turf field will be replaced with what Seattle Parks says is a new, “state-of-the-art synthetic turf system”. During the replacement, they’ll also address any structural repairs to curbing, draining, and sub-surface elements.
Seattle Parks says the new field will be comprised of 2.25 inches of carpet/grass, cork and sand infill over a half-inch cushioning pad, with new lines for baseball, football, soccer, and lacrosse.
The turf replacement at Loyal Heights is part of a larger project to upgrade six playfields around the city: two Lower Woodlands Playfields, two Magnuson Park-Mickey Merriam Playfields, and Queen Anne Bowl Playfield are all being replaced in the coming months. Funding for the $10.6 million project comes from the Real-estate Excise Tax II and Seattle Park District.
Photo: Loyal Heights Playfield by TIA International Photography