Mercer Island has a variety of multi-use athletic fields throughout the Island. The Parks and Recreation Department strives to maximize the use of all athletic field venues, while preserving the park assets.
All City field usage is scheduled though the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department. Call the Facility Scheduling office at 206.275.7873 for more information or to reserve a field.
Island Crest Park Renovation Project
In 2014 the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a grant through the Recreation & Conservation Office for the renovation of Island Crest Park. The grant, totaling $500,000, will help pay for the replacement of the existing lighting system at Island Crest Park, and the conversion of the entire south field to synthetic turf. The grant requires $150,000 in donations from the community. We need your help to make this project a reality, allowing for year round play for Mercer Islanders and other regional athletes. Mail a check to 2040 84th Ave SE, attn: ICP Project, or use the PayPal link below to donate. Your help is greatly appreciated! More Information.
Do you work for a company that will match your donation? If so, search for Mercer Island Parks and Recreation on the Benevity website https://causes.benevity.org/ to give to your employer.
Spring / Summer
March, April, May, June, July, August
Spring season begins March 1st and summer season begins June 15th. At this time there are 8 fields available for softball, 2 fields available for baseball, and 2 fields available for soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball.
Ballfield Condition Hotline: 206.275.7894
The ballfield crew maintains the field condition hotline to let field users know when the fields have been closed due to weather. It is updated every day during the spring and summer seasons - weekdays by by 2:00 pm and weekends by 7:00 am.
September, October, November
All grass fields are soccer fields, there are no available softball or baseball fields to reserve or utilize during this season.
Note: All grass fields are closed to play from the third week in November through March 1st.
Grass field, (two ballfields), primary use is youth softball/baseball and youth soccer (in the fall).
December, January, February
The only field open for use during this time is the artificial turf field at the South Mercer Playfields and the Mercer Island High School Stadium field.
Homestead Field - 82nd SE and SE 40th
Grass field, (2 ballfields) primary use is adult softball (no fences), High School softball, and youth soccer (in the fall).
Island Crest Park - 5500 Island Crest Way
Grass field, (2 ball fields) primary use is youth baseball, youth football (in the fall), youth soccer (in the fall) and adult baseball.
Area A (Ballfields)
Area B (Un-scheduled open area by basketball courts)
Area C (Open field on the West end)
South Mercer Playfields - SE 78th and 84th SE
Four natural turf softball fields, primary use adult softball, youth softball/baseball in the spring and four mod soccer fields in the fall for youth soccer use. One artificial turf field lined for soccer, men's and women's lacrosse and footbal practice. New stadium lighting has been added around the turf field. To learn more about the upgraded system, click here.
Ballfield Rental Information
Ballfield Rental Fees
2007 Ballfield Analysis
General Field Policies and Procedures