RAVE Foundation is on a mission to build 26 community play fields by 2026 – when the FIFA World Cup comes to North America. Each RAVE field is developed collaboratively with the communities that surround them, and are activated through year-round RAVE programs designed to foster wellness, inspire learning, and create joy.
RAVE Foundation and our community partners have already opened 9 fields in communities throughout our region, with seven more planned for 2022.
RAVE fields are more than just a soccer space. They are a community’s place to belong. RAVE Fields are intended for the communities they inhabit, and can never be rented by outside groups. RAVE fields can be used for soccer, and for any gatherings or events they inspire. At their core, RAVE fields are designed to invite free, unstructured play.
RAVE fields are small, informing small-sided soccer or pick-up play. Some feature a turf surface such as RAVE’s flagship field at Seattle’s Yesler Terrace Park, and many are hard surface courts or “mini pitches”– such as the field that opened in Renton’s Highlands Park in 2021.
TODAY: Nine RAVE fields have been built, are open for free play and serve as the anchor for RAVE and RAVE partner programs.
TARGET: 26 RAVE fields by the year 2026 throughout Washington State.
RAVE Foundation partners with each community to bring fields to life through year-round programming focused on supporting the whole, healthy child – from Pre-Kindergarten through High School. Programming includes both physical activity and education opportunities.
K - 4th Grade
K - 8th Grade
5th - 8th Grade
TODAY: In 2021, over 5,000 youth participated in RAVE programs on and around nine RAVE community fields.
TARGET: By 2026, 100,000 youth will have engaged in RAVE programs on and around 26 RAVE community fields.
In 2022, seven RAVE fields are scheduled to be completed:
NewHolly in Seattle (2 fields)
Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup
Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma
Barge-Lincoln Elementary in Yakima (2 fields)
Lakeridge Playfield in Seattle