News Another Skatepark Update
posted by January 8 at 22:47 PMon
On a belly full of phad thai, I’ve returned home from the skatepark advisory committee meeting where I learned a few things (no, I already knew they don’t have phad thai in Thailand).
The Seattle Center has a March 1 deadline to show the City Council a site to replace the recently demolished skatepark. John Carr, chair of the skatepark advisory committee, said the City Council will withhold a quarter of the Center’s funding until they provide an analysis and recommendation of potential sites.
The committee talked more about how surprised they were the park was demolished so soon, and why they didn’t know earlier, and how people from the city’s parks department didn’t know either, or how someone might have known but didn’t tell anyone, and so on…
After realizing they will never solve the mysteries of the bureaucratic black hole, the moved on to talking about “skate plazas,” which are skateparks with benches and handrails like an ordinary street corner, as a possible replacement for the old park.