WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIELD RENOVATION

Tacoma Public Schools, Fircrest, Washington

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Due to overuse, lack of drainage, a poorly operating irrigating system, the natural grass field required an extensive renovation.

Field renovation included new subsurface drainage system, deep thatching and aerating and sand topdressing and over seeding of the field. The scope of work included an asphalt path to connect the asphalt play areas on each end of the field and allow for a circular walking/running loop, as well as a new area for tetherball and foursquare. New teaching platforms formed by retaining walls were added to address complicated perimeter conditions and allow for greater outdoor learning opportunities.

Work was completed in the summer of 2014. Total construction cost was $160,000.