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Isn't that where the Teletubbies live?

Posted by Stolia | April 3, 2008 4:22 PM

I've been there. It doesn't always look so... clean. But it's a neat place to hang out.

Posted by Aislinn | April 3, 2008 4:43 PM

Believe it or not, planning for a 10,000 year flood is actually useful. In fact, it would have helped a lot in SW Washington last year.

Posted by Greg | April 3, 2008 4:48 PM

Except that flooding is an ecologically useful activity, and "preventing" it usually ends up having horrible consequences elsewhere. Still, it's Kent, so I guess they have to do something with this, since it's the only unpaved portion of the valley left.

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 5:44 PM

All I know about every cool piece of earth art in South King County involves stories from friends who took psychedelics there (probably because they are pretty Teletubby-esque).

Posted by Jessica | April 3, 2008 7:07 PM

OMG! Am I that old!?!?!? I remember when this place was being cleared to be built. Sorry about messing up that new grass too....

Posted by starwood | April 3, 2008 9:13 PM

All that's missing is the sun with a baby's face.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 3, 2008 9:41 PM

Does this really qualify for landmark status? I compare it to the Ballard Denny's and find it lacking.

Posted by tiktok | April 4, 2008 6:51 AM

That's the park where I smoked some pot laced with something...horrible and had a total freakout in that pit right there. So selfishly I want it torn down and not protected. But then again, that experience put me off drugs and I've led a healthy, happy, prosperous life so maybe not. Eh. I'll leave it to those with more objective observations to decide.

Posted by lkp | April 4, 2008 9:05 AM

@4: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Nobody said anything about "preventing" flooding. (Though try telling the people living along Highway 8 that it's 'ecologically useful' for their homes to be destroyed. Have an escape planned ahead of time.) Planning for 10,000 year floods doesn't mean building concrete bulwarks all around the property. It's about making a place for the water to go that will mitigate the damage to your site. Which is exactly what they're doing by lowering the parking lot.

Posted by Greg | April 4, 2008 9:21 AM

Awesome. I'm bringing my clubs. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by wbrproductions | April 4, 2008 12:43 PM

I am surprised there isn't already a Kent City Landmark, but that's a discussion for another post! If designated as a Kent City Landmark will the Tubbies have to be evicted? Not sure my kids would be okay with that... Maybe we could relocate them to the military housing in Discovery Park.

Posted by Brian Conlin | April 9, 2008 10:23 AM

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