Project Description: In recent years the city has made major improvements at Fort Steilacoom Park to support youth sports. The baseball fields at Fort Steilacoom Park serve youth and adults throughout Pierce, Thurston and South King Counties, and are also home to the Lakewood Baseball Club. Often baseball tournament organizers select tournament locations where they are assured a full day or weekend of play.
This project will replace the dirt infields at Fort Steilacoom Park ball-fields with synthetic turf material. This upgrade will make Fort Steilacoom Park a more desirable location for large tournaments.
The city is also working with Pierce College to make additional improvements on Field #3 to develop a collegiate sized field with additional amenities that can serve as the Colleges home field facility. Pierce College would cover all improvement costs other than the new turf.
Estimated Cost: $1,260,000 (not including Pierce College additional improvements)
Project Status: In design. Construction anticipated to begin late 2020. The project is anticipated to be completed by spring 2021.