Ballard Playground Athletic Field Improvements

Updated: July 10, 2024

Summer 2024

The project is currently in bidding and we are working on getting a contractor on board. We will start construction in early August. The entire field will be closed during construction, including exterior women's/men's restrooms, backstops/bleachers area, walkways, drinking fountain, and the table tennis area. A portion of the walkway near the south building entrance will be temporarily closed during paving and drainage work. The parking lot will also be temporarily closed during accessibility improvements work. Both the community center and the play area will remain open during the construction. We anticipate the construction to be complete by the end of the year. The field will remain closed until spring 2025 for grass establishment.

map image of closures and openings at Ballard Playground

Seattle Parks and Recreation is renovating the Ballard Playfield. Improvements include: 

  • Replacing existing fields with new synthetic turf baseball infields
  • Replanting outfield athletic field turf
  • Retrofit, repair, and renovate existing field facilities including under-drainage, irrigation, and asphalt paving
  • New concrete for accessible pathways
  • Modify the existing parking lot to meet accessibility standards
  • Add stormwater filtration system and bio-retention planter
  • Modify existing stormwater drainage 


Ballard Playground; 2644 NW 60th St., Seattle, WA 98107


The project budget is $1.1M, funded by Real Estate Excise Tax (REET II) and General Bond Interest and Redemption Fund.


Planning and Design: 2018 – Winter 2024 
Bidding: Spring 2024 
Construction: Summer – Fall 2024  

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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