The field at Rogers Playground will close the week of July 17 for most of the summer to establish new grass growth

A boy gets ready to fly the playground's seaplane over the field that will be reseeded this summer.

The Eastlake Community Council received the following information from Seattle Parks and Recreation about the field renovation that is has started at Rogers Playground this week:

  • Week of July 3rd – Fencing and staging/delivery of Materials (Holiday week)
  • Week of July 10th – Heavy Equipment will spread the new soil, compact it as needed, and seed. District gardener will set irrigation schedule appropriate for new growth
  • Week of July 17- September 3 – Rest and rehabilitation period to allow new growth to establish.
  • Week of September 4-5 – Breakdown and Remove fencing for start of School.

Due to off-leash dog damage and irrigation challenges, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is undergoing a significant grass rehabilitation and regrowth project at Rogers Playground this summer. The grass area will be fenced off beginning the week of July 3rd, and crews will distribute new soil and seed across the playfield. The children’s playground and the bathrooms will remain open during this project. The intent of this project is to provide a safer playing surface for the kids of the adjacent school, and community user groups that rent the field for practices and games. We kindly ask that neighborhood dog owners utilize the nearest designated off-leash dog park moving forward, so the grass improvements made by way of this project are not quickly undone. As a reminder, dogs are not allowed on SPR athletic playfields, as dogs can damage the field, making unsafe playing conditions for those that use the field for its intended use.

— Seattle Parks and Recreation

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