Construction underway at Southeast Sports Complex, new playground being added

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you've been out at the Southeast Sports Complex lately, you may have noticed a couple of changes.

Notably, three baseball fields have been removed, and there's a large patch of dirt where once they stood.

"We will be out here over the course of April and early May, building a new soccer field," said Nick Hamad, Landscape Architect with the Spokane Parks and Rec Dept, "you will start to see sod in a month, maybe less."

He says the city has put $1.2 million into transforming the park, which will also see a new playground and upgraded block along 46th.

"The neighborhood park will have new concrete walkways, street trees and plantings and also a concrete restroom," he said, "the restroom will have a new bottle filler, if you are out here watching your kids play. That is something we never had before."

He says they are going to try and make sure the impact of construction stays minimal.

"We won't have any trucks coming during soccer, our work week will be 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additionally, while the project is expected to wrap up in July, he says they will wait until the end of soccer season to begin working on road improvements, which will involve closures.

The west end of the park will remain unchanged for now, and the bathrooms will remain open.


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