New Playfield Opens Thursday; Mayor, Google, and Lakeview Elem. students to attend

A brand-new Kirkland play field will debut with a ribbon-cutting Thursday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. – the field will be uniquely shared three ways between the City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services, Lakeview Elementary, and Google. The event will be attended by Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Washington School District, Google
and students from Lakeview Elementary.

According to the City, there is a shortage of fields in Kirkland- the city never has enough space to fill requests. The space by Lakeview Elementary went from unfinished dirt to a useable, synthetic turf playfield thanks to a unique partnership between the Lake Washington School District, the City of Kirkland, and Google.  

The refreshed playfield will be used by Lakeview Elementary students for recess and gym during school hours. According to the Parks department, the City will make the field available to community user groups via their field allocation process; anticipated primary users for the City will be: Lacrosse from January-May, Lake Washington Youth Soccer from August-November, with the summer divided up depending on requests. Google employees will be able to use the field during remaining designated hours.