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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Seask8 Finally Gets a New Home

posted by on July 17 at 18:18 PM

Tomorrow, the City Council’s parks committee will (hopefully) approve a new site for SeaSk8 skatepark, which was previously located just east of Seattle Center.

If everything goes according to plan, SeaSk8’s new home will be…right next to the Vera Project!

Despite the long wait, Ryan Barth —chair of the Skate Park Advisory Committee— is happy the park’s finally going in. “We’re very excited to have Vera as a neighbor. We’re hoping we can actively program the space.”

Unfortunately, Barth says, the new 6600 square-foot SeaSk8 won’t be quite as big as the old 8900 square-foot SeaSk8. “It’ll be a very well used site because of its location at Seattle Center,” Barth says, but we’re worried it’s going to be crowded all the time.”

I’ll update tomorrow when the the parks committee signs off on the location.

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A third smaller! Bullshit! They should at least make it covered/lit.

Posted by el Rutherford | July 17, 2007 7:24 PM

Once again the NIMBY's win, way to bury your head in the sand Woodland Park neighbors.

Posted by Dude | July 17, 2007 8:39 PM

Uh, Dude, I think you're misunderstanding.
The SeaSk8 rebuild is in ADDITION to the Woodland Park skatepark being built.

Posted by Jonah S | July 17, 2007 9:50 PM

fuck the seattle center connection, i thought we were done with that shit. i'm so jaded on this whole situation. hours wasted in meetings that accomplished nothing. watch the bottom fall out of this deal too. the parks department is completely innefectual.

Posted by matt | July 17, 2007 10:21 PM

Hopefully the City will follow through on the proposal. I know the SPAC has spent countless hours trying to get something built in the downtown area.

Posted by Timebomb | July 18, 2007 10:56 AM

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