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Miller Playfield is located next to the Miller Community Center and has space for soccer, baseball, softball, a nice play area, and a beautiful spraypark fountain for cooling off in the summer. 

The original playground of 1.68acres was given to the city in 1906, the first land given specifically for a playground. It was the gift of Mrs. Mary M. Miller in commemoration of her boy, Pendleton. Nearby Meany Junior High was named in honor of Washington's most beloved and prominent historian. The original school on this site was named "Longfellow".

Miller Playfield Synthetic Turf Replacement

Summer 2022 Update

Miller Playfield Construction Begins
Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the construction contract for the Miller Playfield Turf Replacement project to Coast to Coast Turf. They will mobilize on site the week of July 5th. During construction pedestrian traffic will be re-routed and the basketball court will be closed. We anticipate the project will be completed in the fall of 2022.

Seattle Parks and Recreation conducted condition assessments on all of our synthetic turf fields in 2018 and the results of these assessments informed both immediate maintenance action on the part of our parks resources and turf crews as well as the order in which the projects were funded for replacement. Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that are safe, playable, and durable. We continue to lead the way to developing and installing alternate synthetic turf field design sections/materials.

This project will replace 89,740 sq.ft. of aging synthetic turf at Miller Playfield. This will include the removal of the old ‘worn out’ synthetic turf and address any structural repairs to curbing, sub-subsurface, and drainage. 2022 synthetic turf systems will be installed for recreational play. Girls and boys Lacrosse will be changed to Unified Lacrosse, and the soccer and Little League markings will remain unchanged except for the removal of the 65-foot pitching distance.


Real-estate Excise Tax II provides $1.52 million for planning, design, and construction.

Project Schedule

Bidding: Spring 2022
Construction: Summer 2022
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2022

Anticipated Impact

During construction the contractor will need to close the playfield. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the contractor hired for the project will work to minimize impacts to park visitors and the community.
For Additional Information contact Michelle Whitfield at: or (206) 465-8492


Open Summer Season 2022

Schedules for all sprayparks here

Reserve your tennis court

Same-day reservations can be made over the phone at (206) 684-4764 or in person. Find out more about how to reserve your space on our tennis court reservations page.