Rogers Playground will be closed this summer

Due to off-leash dog damage and irrigation challenges, Seattle Parks and Recreation 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.

Please see below for the project schedule:

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.

July 17- September 3 – Rest and rehabilitation period to allow new growth to establish.

September 4-5 – Breakdown Remove fencing for start of School.