Curious what’s been going on at Wallingford Playfield. Colleen Hacket, the Parks Operations Crew Chief dropped us a line with this tidbit:
Hello, I am the maintenance supervisor for Seattle Parks and Recreation at Wallingford Playfield. Last year Wallyhood ran a story on Wallingford Playfield field renovations and also discussed the heavy (and illegal) off-leash use here. I want to let the community know that we just completed a turf renovation at Wallingford Playfield again this year.
The whole field was aerated, top-dressed with sand, and seeded. We have hydro-seeded and fertilized the two most damaged areas, and fenced those off for additional protection. This fence will stay in place till May or June to give turf a chance to recover. We will reopen it in late spring and keep it open through the fall soccer season.
We get a lot of reports of illegal off-leash dogs in this park and we see the damage they do. We have 14 off-leash areas. If you see violators, please report them: call the Animal Shelter at 206-386-7387 ext 7. Please help this heavily-used and much-loved park to recover. If you have any please feel free to call me at 206-233-3971.
(Photo by Jeffrey Linn)