West Seattle Wednesday: Walk on the beach; plan a playground; cheer for high-school ballplayers…

April 30, 2014 at 9:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 3 Comments

Eileen and Michael shared that view of a baby starfish seen during a round of low-ish tides earlier this month. With the weather getting even warmer, conditions will be perfect for beach-walking, if you can make the time. Lura pointed out that while they’re not mega-mega-low tides, the daily low tides during the next two days are fine for exploring: -1.5 feet just before 12:30 pm today, and -1.4 at 1 pm tomorrow. You can check tides on the WSB West Seattle Weather page any time, by the way. And from our calendar, more highlights:

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am, High Point Branch Library, intended for babies 4 months old to 12 months old. (35th/Raymond)

HOME OFFICE/CO-WORKING MEETUP: Noon-1:15 pm at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), details here. (6040 California SW)

CHEER FOR ALL FOUR TEAMS! 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex in Westwood, Chief Sealth International High School varsity teams host West Seattle High School teams in softball and baseball games. (2801 SW Thistle)

PATHFINDER K-8 PLAYGROUND, FIRST COMMUNITY DESIGN MEETING: All interested community members are welcome/encouraged to come kick off the next phase of the playground-upgrade process, including kids, 5:30-7 pm at the school on Pigeon Point. Read more about the project here; we also previewed the meeting here. (1901 SW Genesee)

OPEN MICROPHONE NIGHT … at Skylark CafĂ© and Club in North Delridge, 9 pm, 21+, with some unique features you can read about here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MORE! on the calendar.

3 Comments

  1. Does anyone have tide pooling recommendations? I loved doing this when I was a kid, but I don’t know the best places to take my kids now that we’ve moved to West Seattle.

    Comment by K8 — 10:25 am April 30, 2014 #

  2. @K8 – Tidepooling is great all along the rocky beach south of the Alki Lighthouse. This is what you see from Beach Drive SW from Alki Point to 63rd Ave. SW, and includes Constellation Park and an area of Marine Reserve at the end of 63rd Ave. SW. Check along the big rocks and pipeline that become visible at low tides. WSBlog and Seattle Parks will announce when they have Marine Naturalists scheduled to be out there during extra low tides — That makes for a real special outing for your kids (and adults).

    Comment by Maria — 2:43 pm April 30, 2014 #

  3. + 1 for Constellation park!

    Also if anyone is interested in doing a sea star count between cove 1 and 2 (salty’s to Marination) we need to update the data… I’ll try to get out in the next day or so for anyone who wants to join the fun… (i’ll check back here for interest or you can email me at ljjames (at) mac.com )

    Comment by diverlaura — 1:12 am May 1, 2014 #

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