Petrovisky Park sport fields in the unincorporated community of Fairwood have new LED lights. These new lights give off less glare and are extremely energy efficient, saving nearly $10,000 per year.
Petrovisky Park sport fields in the unincorporated community of Fairwood have new LED lights. These new lights give off less glare and are extremely energy efficient.
“Petrovisky Park is busy year round, so it just made sense that the county provide state of the art lighting for their sport fields,” said King County Councilman Reagan Dunn who represents District 9, which includes Fairwood. “The neighbors have less light pollution, it’s cost effective, and the players have better visibility for night games; it’s a win for everyone.”
King County Parks estimates the retrofit will provide at least a 60-percent reduction in energy use, or roughly $9,500 in annual savings.
"Our KCYS soccer teams have already been practicing on the fields for the last week and say the light quality is great,” said Art King, President of the Kent Covington Youth Soccer Association. “The most positive feedback has come from the families of our association that live next to the park. They have already noticed the change and say it's much better; the light is focused on the fields and not on the neighborhood and surrounding area."
At 88 acres, Petrovitsky Park includes four baseball and soccer fields, a playground and a picnic area.