City Lower Woodland Skatepark Is Go!
posted by June 5 at 19:03 PMon
Seattle’s Skate Park Action Committee (SPAC) has cleared the last legal hurdle toward building a new skatepark in Lower Woodland Park. The Lower Woodland Neighborhood Association (LWNA) opposed the project, claiming that a skatepark would damage the aesthetics of the area and destroy green space, and that the park’s plan did not meet the requirements of the State Environmental Policy Act. A superior court judge disagreed.
LWNA member Kristine Fuller says LWNA isn’t down for the count. “The laws are always open to interpretation. The judge happened to file against us. We’re going to file an appeal,” she said.
While LWNA could still appeal the ruling, SPAC chair Ryan Barth believes they won’t. “Our understanding is that if they appeal, they need to post a bond for construction costs that would be delayed. We’re confident that they would not do that because they don’t have a case.”
At 2 pm tomorrow, the city council’s parks committee will hold a public meeting to talk about plans for 26 proposed skateparks.
No firm date has been set for construction of the Lower Woodland skatepark.