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September 19th Miller playfield inauguration & welcome party for new schools

(Seattle Parks Dept. Press Release. Please see & distribute the attached flyer, or see the Miller blog. )


Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Capitol Hill community and sports field users are celebrating the renovated Miller Playfield on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 6:30 – 10 p.m.  The evening will include an ice-cream social to welcome Nova High School and the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center to the neighborhood, a soccer clinic by Seattle University Men’s Soccer, a lacrosse clinic by Northwest Women’s Lacrosse Association (NWWLA), and time for community pick-up games.   

The clinics and ice cream social are scheduled from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and from 8:30 – 10 p.m. will be pick-up games on the field. The field is located at 330 19th Ave E.

“Between the renovated playfield and the two new schools, there is a new vibrancy in the Miller community,” said Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tim Gallagher. “Young athletes, students, and parents are rightly excited about these improvements, which help create community and make this campus the true heart of the neighborhood.”

 This project located next to the Miller Community Center replaces the existing sand/silt field with synthetic turf and accommodates for men and women’s lacrosse, adult soccer and softball. The renovation was requested by the community through the Community Capital Suggestion Process. 

 The event is co-sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream & Tea Roomcapitolhillseattle.comand the Design Kompany. To see Seattle University (SU) Men’s Soccer skills in action earlier in the day attend the SU Redhawks game against Oregon State at 12:30 p.m. on SU Championship Field.

 For more information, please contact Parks Project Manager Ted Holden at (206) 684-7201; e-mail [email protected] or visit


I (Andrew) note that the efforts to involve the two new schools at Meany (Nova High School and the Secondary Bilingual Education Program) are going well, so I hope many neighbors will be available to welcome the schools to our neighborhood AND to try out the new playfield.  Soccer, baseball and lacrosse were being practiced simultaneously there this evening!

Please share the attached poster with your friends and neighbors.

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