Federal Way Public Schools Memorial Field

Federal Way, WA


K-12 Schools

Parks/Recreation/Open Space


Community Planning

Landscape Architecture


Covered Grandstands

Security Fencing


Pedestrian Access

Circulation Route Improvements




Entry Plazas

Stormwater Facilities

Field and Track Resurfacing


FWPS Memorial Stadium renovations provide secure space for spectators

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) Memorial field serves all FWPS high school and middle school athletics, elementary school track, and is an open space for community members to walk the track or reserve the facility for organized events. The aging 50-year-old field did not have seating capacity for future growth, and there were security concerns from undefined boundaries between home and away spectators. Security concerns were resolved by creating two new separate covered grandstands to host up to 4,000 spectators and adding security fencing to the field itself and within each of the grandstands.

AHBL land use planners provided SEPA services for the Federal Way School District as the lead agency and completed all of the public notice requirements on behalf of the District. AHBL provided landscape architecture services for the stadium including pedestrian access and circulation route improvements, hardscape, plantings, irrigation, entry plazas, site and security fencing, expanded stormwater facilities, field and track resurfacing, and parking. The new field features Astroturf, which has innate injury-preventing layers that also extends the life of the field surface.