Lighting and field upgrades coming to Ballard Playfield, Ingraham High, and Whitman Middle School

Several local parks and school playfields are getting new lights in the coming months.

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) are making several upgrades at parks and schools across the city this year, with synthetic playfields, new playfield lights, and ADA improvements in the works.

Work in northwest Seattle includes playfield light upgrades for Ballard Playfield; work is expected to be completed by the end of February.

At Ingraham High School, SPS will re-lamp all the lights at the stadium and utility fields with new metal halide/sodium lights. Seattle Schools will also be replacing the synthetic turf playfield for the stadium and utility fields in June 2022, with an expected completion date of August 2022.

Whitman Middle School will also see upgrades this year: SPS is working with the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections to finalize permits for the light installation at the soccer and baseball fields. Construction is scheduled for February/March 2022.

Other nearby projects include ADA improvements coming to Interbay Stadium. The stadium will be closed starting in Dec. 2022 for about six months to make the improvements.