Dakota Place Park: Get the inside story on Saturday

October 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm | In West Seattle history, West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 6 Comments

Many big events tomorrow (Saturday) – including a sneak peek inside a newly remodeled building that belongs to YOU:

(Photo courtesy Tiffani Melake/Hiawatha Community Center)
The city-landmark substation building that is part of Dakota Place Park (California/Dakota north of The Junction) is finally fixed up and now featuring classes and events as a satellite of Hiawatha Community Center. It’s also available for rentals, and on Saturday you can explore for yourself during its first public open house – 2 to 5 pm on Saturday. Read about the substation’s history here. (The park itself, minus the then-awaiting-remodeling building, was dedicated almost exactly three years ago; the substation building had been empty for almost three decades, since the last power equipment was removed.)

6 Comments

  1. How cool!

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    There’s just something about old buildings such as this—a character—that though it can be retained in a restoration, it just can’t be replicated in completely new construction.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 6:49 am October 20, 2012 #

  2. I totally agree, Mike – this is so cool and looks like it would be a fun place to throw a nice little party someday :-)

    Comment by JenS — 10:27 am October 20, 2012 #

  3. Wonderful!

    Comment by E — 11:34 am October 20, 2012 #

  4. Wow! Just got back from visiting Dakota Place’s facility. Beautiful! What a great job they have done with the building and property. Judging from my talk with some of the crowd, it’s very welcomed and will be well used by the neighborhood! Congratulations, to all!

    Comment by Trying! — 3:59 pm October 20, 2012 #

  5. I didn’t see any link from the Dakato Place Parks page relating to cost of rental. Does anyone know?

    Comment by was — 4:51 pm October 20, 2012 #

  6. I went to the grand opening it was well done and looks fantastic !

    Comment by Maurey — 9:12 pm October 20, 2012 #

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