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DIY doesn't need a permit or a government handout.

Posted by diy | November 12, 2007 5:34 PM


Posted by elenchos | November 12, 2007 6:35 PM

The most recent proposed site for the skatepark at Seattle Center sucks as it is. Now it may get forced out of this spot and another site will have to be found?
Well...good. That's what I say.
Anyone who cares about this, go to the meeting, give up on 2nd and Thomas St. and advocate for 5th and Broad. It's a better site that's been totally overlooked.

Posted by jeangenie | November 12, 2007 7:19 PM

The 2nd and Thomas pavillions are a terrible place for a skate park. No proximity to anything cool. (Sorry SCT, SICF, Folklife HQ, Blue Spruce tenants.) These buildings are the nerve endings of the Seattle Center festivals (love em' or hate em'), not the heart and soul that a skate park needs. Tear up 5th and Broad, near the Golden Arches, Fun House, and KOMO TV and make a place for kids to skate that feels vital and important.

Posted by seattle native | November 12, 2007 7:34 PM

Hell, just tear down the funhouse and some of that parking lot behind it.

You'd get your skatepark, Seattle Center would be untouched, and Nickles gets to have a photo-op gutting one of those dreaded nightclubs he hates.

Sounds like everyone would be a winner then.

Posted by Packratt | November 12, 2007 9:53 PM

Why does it have to be in Seattle Center? What about Denny Park? Nothing ever happens there, it's right by the park HQ, and it could use an attraction. Right now, it's little more than a place for the drunks to pass out.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | November 12, 2007 11:07 PM

Denny Park: That is actually a BRILLIANT idea. Why hasn't that come up sooner?

Posted by Ted | November 13, 2007 10:34 PM

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