West Seattle’s Roxhill Castle and Skatepark: Dedication date set

(February aerial of Roxhill Park – skatepark at left, castle in middle – by Long Bach Nguyen)
The date is finally set for the official dedication of the two new features at Roxhill Park – its revamped play area featuring community-built Roxhill Castle, and the new Roxhill Skatepark. Seattle Parks has just announced a celebration for 11 am-2 pm on Saturday, April 20th, with skate giveaways and entertainment promised. We’ll be checking to see if it will have a “soft open” before then, as is usually the case.

8 Replies to "West Seattle's Roxhill Castle and Skatepark: Dedication date set"

  • West Seattle Hipster April 5, 2013 (5:07 pm)

    Great picture and a huge thank you to all the volunteers who made the park a reality. The true definition of “community”.

  • Joe Szilagyi April 5, 2013 (7:45 pm)

    Fantastic! This was such a great idea and project. Thank you again for orchestrating this, Mat McBride, and thanks Tracy and Patrick for doing so much to get the word out.

  • Andi April 5, 2013 (8:10 pm)

    Myself, my husband and my 1 year old are very excited! Let’s hope for no April Showers that day.

  • am April 6, 2013 (9:47 am)

    I hope this place cleans up. My daughter had soccer practice Thursday night and there was a group of 4 or 5 young adults openly smoking marijuana on bench in front of bathrooms. They didn’t care that there were young kids around…..very disturbing. I wanted to call 911 but figured it was a waste of our valuable resources. Bummer.

  • Observer April 6, 2013 (4:40 pm)

    I’ve seen quite a few kids already softly opening the skate part last week when the weather was so nice. Looked like they were having a great time putting parks department investment to good use.

  • concerned April 7, 2013 (12:03 am)

    It may be time to start telling your kids about marijuana; the same way you explain alcohol. Sounds like maybe you don’t think they were 21 (and its not legal to smoke in public – I know) but the reality is that people are going to openly, and discreetly, smoke in public.

    What bothered you the most? Smoking in front of kids? That they weren’t 21? That they would be stoned? Genuinely curious – not sarcastic at all.

  • concerned April 7, 2013 (12:05 am)

    Don’t ignore the 420 opening date – they didn’t and won’t – be curious to see what happens with that!!

  • anonyme April 11, 2013 (7:10 am)

    concerned, I work near the park and drug use – including marijuana – has become a huge problem. Both middle and high school students use in the park all day (and night) long. ‘Caves’ have been carved out (and marked with paint, to make meetups easier) in the brush for the purpose of drug sales and use.

    Both public use and use by minors is illegal. Period. There are many reasons why mind (and behavior) altering substances are not allowed in public, and there’s no point in debating all of them here. Many crimes can be viewed as “reality”; that doesn’t make them OK. If nothing else, it creates an atmosphere that is uncomfortable for others who would like to enjoy the park.

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