Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on pitch lighting at ball diamonds everywhere the town on the evening of Saturday July 2; Sunday July 3 and Monday July 4 to protect surfaces. Ball diamond lights will be on around 8:30 p.m. and most will be off by 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the field.
Lights will be turned on to discourage the use of fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle and will destroy artificial turf on surrounding grounds or facilities. The approximate replacement cost of synthetic turf based on an average full-size field (110,000 square feet) is $1.2 million. All fields have been renovated in recent years and benefit users of the field including soccer, football, baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and lacrosse players.
The fields will be supervised from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Lights in the following fields will be turned off at 11:00 p.m.:
- Bobby Morris at Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave
- Dahl Playfield, 7700 25th Ave NE
- Delridge Playfield, 4458 Delridge Way SW
- Garfield #1, Cherry Street E and 23rd Avenue
- Upper and Lower Genesee Playground, 4316 S Genesee St.
- Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.
- Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave. SW
- Interbay Sports Complex, 3027 17th Ave W
- Jefferson Playfield, 4165 16th Ave. S
- Lower Woodland Playfield #2 and #7, 5201 Green Lake Way North
- Walt Hundley Playground, 6920 34th Avenue SW
- Washington Park Playfield, 2500 Lake Washington Blvd. E
- West Seattle Stadium, 4432 35th Ave. SW
The lights on the following courts will turn off at 10:00 p.m.:
- Loyal Heights Playground, 2101 NW 77th St
- Mickey Merriam Athletic Field Complex, Magnuson #5 (Rugby), #6, #7, 7400 Sand Point Way NE
- Miller Playfield, 330 19th Ave East
- Brighton Playground, 6000 39e Avenue S.
The lights will be turned off in the following grass fields at 11 p.m.
- Ballard Playfield, 2644 NW 60th St.
- Rainier Playfield, 3700 S Alaska St.
- W Queen Anne Playfield, 150 W Blaine St.