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 State Recreation & Conservation Office for the renovation of Island Crest Park and it required matching funds...
WE REACHED OUR GOAL. THANK YOU!!!!
The Island Crest Park Sportsfield Improvements project is underway and will be completed in November 2017. the cost of the entire project will be $2.3 million. Grants and community donations have totaled over $700,000. The City offers sincere thanks to the many community contributors for their significant donations to this project. Along with the grant dollars secured by Parks and Recreation staff, this successful public-private funding model made this project feasible.
The project will install synthetic turf in the outfield of the north field and replace the existing 30-year-old lights and wood poles with a much more efficient LED light system on new steel poles. The LED lighting greatly minimizes light 'spill' and has very low maintenance needs. Conduit will also be installed for the future completion of the lighting replacement on the south field. This field will have flexible markings to accommodate a range of sports. Safety and performance will be enhanced with shock pad underlay and cork infill.
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 near picnic shelter)
Area B (Ballfields by basketball courts)
Area C (Ballfield near I-90 ramps)
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