Photo by Steve Shay
Walt Hundley Playfield renovation and upgrade is complete and was inaugurated Saturday, Nov. 5 with an all day soccer event put on by the West Seattle Soccer Club. Pictured is Sofia Strauss, Pathfinder student. Behind her is Claire Maulding, Shorewood Christian. They play for the Blue Crashing Waves.

UPDATE: SLIDESHOW: Walt Hundley Playfield is complete; All Day soccer event inaugurated the new field

UPDATE: NOV. 5

Slideshow of today's games.

Also:

The West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC) wishes to thank and acknowledge Wyatt’s Jewelers for their generous donation of $5,000.00 to provide (6) professional 6′ x 18′ goals for this field. Besides supporting sanctioned play for our young players, the smaller goals and field markings make the Walt Hundley field ideal for small-sided games, training, and unstructured play for all ages. Please visit Wyatt’s Jewelers to thank them and support businesses that support our community! We also want to thank Project Manager, Ted Holden, Friends of Athletic Fields, the Levy Oversight Committee, and Seattle Parks for helping us bring this dream field to life! — Bill Fry, WSSC President

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press release:
Seattle Parks and Recreation today announced the completion of the Walt Hundley Playfield renovation, which is adjacent to West Seattle’s High Point Community Center. West Seattle Soccer Club is inaugurating the field with a day full of youth soccer games on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

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“We are excited about the opportunities this venue opens up for us, as this will be one of the very few synthetic lined U-10 and U-11 surfaces in the Puget Sound area,” said Tim McMonigle, West Seattle Soccer Club board member. “We are thrilled about the difference the quality of fields such as Hundley and the other new venues, Hiawatha and Delridge, have brought to our membership and West Seattle.”

The renovation includes replacement of the existing surface with synthetic turf and ADA access from the east side of the field and renovated bleachers. The completed field has inlaid lines supporting, one adult soccer pitch, one U-11 soccer pitch, three U-10 soccer pitches, football hash marks and Ultimate Frisbee reference marks.

In April 2011, the Seattle City Council allocated funding from the Parks & Green Spaces Levy to two field projects, Walt Hundley and Washington Park Playfield. Seattle voters passed the Parks & Green Spaces Levy by an impressive 59% vote in November 2008. The $146 million levy provides for development funding for projects such as improved playfields, reservoir lid parks, renovated playgrounds, community gardens, and safety upgrades at city owned cultural facilities.

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?id=3941 or contact Parks Project Manager Ted Holden at (206) 684-7021 orted.holden@seattle.gov

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