Why Jack Block Park will be closed next Monday

September 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 4 Comments

If you use Jack Block Park on the northeast West Seattle waterfront, you might have seen signs about a park closure next Monday (September 10). We first found the event listed on the City of Seattle’s online Special Events Calendar. The National Tactical Officers Association is meeting in Seattle next week, and will be using Jack Block Park for a running event and barbecue. Peter McGraw from the Port of Seattle (which owns/runs the park) tells WSB that the entire park will be closed to the public for the entirety of what would be its operating hours Monday. A spokesperson for the NTOA tells us participants will be running a 5K course “on the sidewalk” to and from the park during the event, so in case you see more runners than usual along Alki at some point Monday, that’s what it’s about. (Though the city listing says street closures will be involved, so far everyone we’ve talked to says that’s not the case, they’ll be on the sidewalks.)


  1. Is Jack Block park available for the public to use for private events as this ? and closing down to the rest of the public ? The public (tax payers) are the ones that really paid for this area by subsidizing the port. Probably a lot of money getting spent on this event to clean area up before and after who is getting stuck for the bill ? Just curious.

    Comment by Wetone — 5:09 pm September 6, 2012 #

  2. Anyone know where the racing car noise is coming from on certain days? Sounds like the area of T5. Any info out there?

    Comment by Mike — 5:51 pm September 6, 2012 #

  3. I have a problem with this paramilitary organization throwing picnics celebrating the militarization of our police forces.

    Comment by Nick — 7:59 pm September 6, 2012 #

  4. Hahahahahah like any of you actually even *use* jack block park anyway – much less on a Monday.

    Sanctimony ahoy!

    Comment by BooHoo — 7:13 pm September 10, 2012 #

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