The Eastlake Community Field Turf Replacement project consists of the removal and replacement of the multi-purpose synthetic turf field surface, in addition to irrigation system improvements and chain link fencing modifications. Construction is scheduled to begin early June and be completed late August.
- Design and Permitting: Fall/Winter 2015
- Bidding: February 2016
- Construction: June - August 2016
- Project Completion: Late August 2016
In 2006, in partnership with the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), the City converted an existing, underutilized 3-acre grass practice field on the Eastlake High School (EHS) campus into two multi-use sports fields. These fields, also known as EHS Fields 1 and 2, accommodate baseball, softball, lacrosse, football and soccer for adult and youth sports leagues as well as for students at EHS.
Installation of the safety nets (to prevent balls from flying over the fence) between the EHS Community Fields and the Football Stadium was originally planned to be included as part of the turf replacement project. In response to concerns from user groups about the safety of spectators and the adjacent facilities, the City and LWSD staff were able to complete this project in 2015.