With a high percentage of the population under 18 years old, Sammamish athletic fields are in high demand. The Parks & Recreation Department (Parks) receives continued feedback from field user groups that there are insufficient facilities to accommodate their needs. In addition, through the recent update of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan sport fields’ enhancements were identified as a priority recommendation for the Sammamish parks system. With a rapidly growing population, limited undeveloped, sizeable and relatively flat land and the upcoming loss of a field, additional athletic facilities are needed. Appropriate field types and surfaces need to be identified as well as consideration of conversion of fields from natural to artificial turf. Parks is pursuing this comprehensive study to provide a thorough account of how many and what type of fields are sufficient to maintain a desired level of service, both now and in future years.
ANTICIPATED SCOPE OF WORK
It is anticipated that the scope of work for the Comprehensive Athletic Fields Study will likely include the following:
A budget of up to $40,000 is a part of the Request for Proposal. Upon selection of a qualified consultant, scope and fee shall be negotiated.
Parks & Recreation