• Washington Elementary students
  • Turf field work at Fort Vancouver High School


Playgrounds at 13 elementary schools are getting new rubberized surfaces that will make the play equipment more accessible for all students and help keep puddles at bay. This summer, removal of old bark chips and dirt will make way for the installation of rubberized tiles at these schools: Anderson, Eisenhower, Felida, Franklin, Fruit Valley, Harney, Hazel Dell, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Roosevelt, Sacajawea and Salmon Creek. Playground surfaces at Chinook and Washington (pictured above) were completed last school year. Work on Hough’s playground will include new equipment as well as surfacing.

Schools that are being replaced—King, Marshall, Ogden, Truman and Walnut Grove—will get new playgrounds and equipment with their replacement schools.

Turf fields

Fields at four high schools are under construction this summer and will be ready for play in August/September. Projects include:

  • Columbia River – football/soccer/lacrosse field
  • Fort Vancouver (pictured above) – football/soccer/lacrosse field and softball field
  • Hudson’s Bay – football/soccer/lacrosse field and Propstra baseball field
  • Skyview – football/soccer/lacrosse field