Delridge Skatepark update, after the first month of construction

(Looking westward over the site, from sidewalk along Delridge)
In the middle of Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine, we stopped by the Delridge Skatepark site (map) for new photos, after receiving this note Monday from Tony:

Inquiring minds that haven’t been able to have a look lately would love an update on skatepark construction. At the very least, I would. Heh.

It’s already been a month since work began. At the site, you can clearly see both bowls taking shape; the excavation is deeper to the east, closer to Delridge.

(Looking south into the easternmost bowl, from sidewalk along Genesee)
After our site visit, we asked Seattle Parks project manager Kelly Davidson for a progress report on West Seattle’s first skatepark, from her standpoint:

All of the drainage is installed and approved. The concrete benches are complete and all work from here on out will be skatepark formwork and concrete. Things are going very smoothly and Grindline is doing a great job.

I just processed a change order that incorporated weather and change days. Our ‘substantial completion’ date is now August 24th. We are hoping to be able to combine the opening event with the Delridge Day event.

As reported here in our coverage of last week’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, that is tentatively set for September 10th.

9 Replies to "Delridge Skatepark update, after the first month of construction"

  • MLJ May 25, 2011 (9:38 am)

    It’s like Christmas every day I drive by the site. I almost can’t believe it.

  • Tony D May 25, 2011 (9:59 am)

    Thanks for the update and for responding so quickly. It’s looking great! Like MLJ I’m excited.

    Tony

  • DP May 25, 2011 (9:59 am)

    Go skatepark! My friend in Shoreline has one of these near his house, and it’s been a huge asset to the neighborhood. It will be quite the treat just to see adolescents out in the fresh air, doing something besides the same old T & Y (texting and yapping).

  • nbp May 25, 2011 (10:10 am)

    @MLJ instead of the beers we talked about, how about we just have a tesc alumni day at the skate park when it is finished.

  • kumalavula May 25, 2011 (10:30 am)

    i agree that the visual daily progress is exciting and bodes well for the neighbrohood in the long run. despite what people like to say (read: bad-mouth about skate culture,) many of the kids (and kids at heart :)) that will make use of this space will be there with a purpose and it should enliven the immediate community.
    i am thrilled that we have this to look forward to and that the work is progressing so smoothly.

  • brittany May 25, 2011 (10:57 am)

    can’t wait to see the kids take over this amazing new space!! looking great, and the construction really hasn’t impacted the neighborhood at all. well done!

  • Brandon May 25, 2011 (2:55 pm)

    I cant wait to skate this place. August 24th cant come soon enough.

  • Silly Goose May 25, 2011 (8:33 pm)

    So excited to see this project started and looking forward to when it is finished so I can watch my daughter board at the local park!! WOO HOO !!!

  • seaclaws June 12, 2011 (10:23 am)

    Couldn’t think of a better spot for a skatepark…what a great gift to the kids in the neighborhood!

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