Grass Lawn Park
- ADA Accessible
- Basketball Court
- Facility Rental
- Lights (Court/Field)
- Multi-Use Turf
- Natural Areas
- Picnic Shelter
- Picnic Tables
- Soccer Field
- Splash Pad
- Tennis Court
Grass Lawn Park
- rentable picnic shelter - learn more about rental opportunities for the Dome picnic shelter.
- splash pad
- field rentals available - call 425-556-2300
- Lights on all 6 courts until 10 p.m. Dec - Feb.
Grass Lawn Park Turf Replacement Project
Beginning on Aug. 21, 2023, a contractor will begin work to replace the artificial turf on Multi-Use Field 2 with a safer and more environmentally friendly option. The new turf will use TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) as the new infill for the turf. An impact pad layer will also be added to the new turf system to provide shock absorption.
- Begins Aug. 21,2023
- Completion estimate for end of October/early November
Park Use Impacts
During installation, the parking lot on 148th Ave NE will be heavily impacted, as well as the pedestrian path from that parking lot to Multi-Use Field 2 and the field itself. Signage will be used throughout the park to notify park users of the ongoing construction and impacts. Field user groups have already received communication about the impacts. The parking lot on Old Redmond Road will be unaffected, and restrooms will remain open.
Project Objective: This project will replace the existing synthetic turf at Grass Lawn Multi-Use Field 2 with a safer and more environmentally friendly option. This replacement is occurring because the current turf is nearing the end of its useful life and is due for replacement. Whenever turf is due to be replaced, staff evaluate current products on the market in order to select the best product for the current use case.
Material Selection: The project will use TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) as the new infill for the turf. This material will replace the current crumb rubber infill material. An impact pad layer will be added to the new turf system to provide shock absorption and player safety, compensating for the absence of crumb rubber’s impact attenuation in the current turf system.
Environmental and Safety Benefits: Synthetic fields offer lower maintenance and an extended playing season compared to natural grass fields, especially in the Pacific Northwest, where natural grass can become problematic and unusable during the winter months.
Additional Benefits: Replacing the turf at this field gave staff the opportunity to evaluate current field lines. Through research and engagement with recreation staff, field users, and other stakeholders, it was determined that adding cricket lines to this field would provide the greatest community benefit. Lacrosse was also considered but is already installed on Hartman Fields 5 and 6, as well as at Perrigo Park. No other City fields currently have cricket lines. While Grass Lawn Multi-Use Field 2 is not an exact fit for adult regulation cricket games, the field and its new cricket lines can be utilized for recreational and youth play.
Timeline and Budget: The project has received approval for funding through CIP (capital investment program), and the installation of the new turf at Grass Lawn Multi-Use Field 2 is scheduled to start on August 21, 2023, with completion expected by the end of October 2023. This timeline helps the contracted construction team to complete work when the weather is dry and most conducive to the work. The move from grass fields began with synthetic turf being installed at Les Dow Field at Hartman Park over twenty years ago. Other synthetic turf fields in the City of Redmond system are scheduled to have crumb rubber infill replaced as they near the end of its useful life. The Grass Lawn softball field will be the next field due for replacement, with construction to occur in 2025. Grass Lawn Soccer Field 1 will be the last field with crumb rubber infill to be replaced. The existing field was installed in 2016 and is expected to be replaced as early as 2028.
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