June 15, 2023

Happy Valley Park field replacement project to start July 5

Beginning July 5, visitors to Happy Valley Park will notice construction equipment and crews as the City commences work to replace all sports fields. The improvement project serves to replace the current fields with new grass and amenities that include:

  • Updates to irrigation and drainage lines
  • Fencing and sign modifications
  • Infield upgrades to baseball field
  • New baseball field backstop and fencing

All multi-use soccer and baseball fields will be closed for use through the duration of the project. Park restrooms and active areas such as sports courts, playgrounds, skate park, and off-leash dog areas will remain open. Parking has remained open at all Park lots for now, but roadway closure to the areas nearest Picnic Areas A and B may be restricted temporarily later this summer to accommodate a portion of the work. This initial work is anticipated to be completed by fall, however the fields will remain off limits until Summer 2024.

Visitors to Happy Valley Park will notice increased dust, noise, and construction equipment. Park goers are encouraged to be cautious when traversing the park’s pathways and exercise safe habits when crossing main thoroughfares as construction vehicles will be in active operation.

For more information, including who to contact should questions or concerns arise, please visit our dedicated project webpage. The City will provide updates there should anything change about the schedule. Parks improvement projects, such as this one, are fully funded by the Happy Valley Parks Levy, which is voted on by residents every five years. This critical funding not only helps maintain our beloved recreational amenities but allows for their long-term accessibility by residents and visitors alike.