South Mercer Playfields Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday, March 11
The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are pleased to announce a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly updated South Mercer Playfields (SMP) on Saturday, March 11, at noon. This is an event that all Mercer Islanders are invited to attend. The MIHS girls softball team is hosting a 16-team softball jamboree from 9am-5:30pm.
Superintendent Fred Rundle, MISD Board Members, City of Mercer Island leadership, and MIHS athletes will be in attendance to celebrate the new fields with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The current school board as well as the previous one were instrumental in approving the SMP capital project.
“Our Capital Projects and Technology Levy, along with support from the city, made this come together,” Superintendent Rundle said. “The multipurpose nature of the fields will allow for high school and community use by softball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and more.”
“We are very excited about more spaces for our students to play and more places for our community to convene,” Rundle added.
The SMP updates are a joint project between MISD and the City. Now, nearly two-thirds of the SMP is turfed and lit with new LED lighting. The MIHS Girls’ Softball Team has a beautiful new multipurpose field and our community now has first-class fields for individual and team use.
The address of the South Mercer Playfields is 8220 SE 78th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040.
The ribbon cutting ceremony is taking place on Mercer Island School District Property. NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. Mercer Island City Code 7.04.110. Service animals, as defined in RCW 49.60.040, are exempt.
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