(Photo by ‘Hammerin’ Man,’ shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Happy Labor Day! Just a few notes about the holiday …
Since many people are off work today, we’re not publishing the usual daily traffic/transit roundup. You can see area traffic cams and get info (including a link to the city map with travel times) on the WSB West Seattle Traffic page.
*Metro Transit is on a Sunday schedule
*West Seattle Water Taxi is on a Sunday schedule
*Sound Transit buses are on a Sunday schedule
*Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route will be on a weekend schedule
TRASH/RECYCLING PICKUP: If you are a Monday customer, SPU says it’s a normal pickup day.
SEATTLE PARKS: Here’s the citywide Parks lineup for what’s open/closed. Including:
LAST DAY FOR WADING POOL/SPRAYPARK: It’s the final day of the season for the last wading pool in operation, Lincoln Park, and for Highland Park Spraypark. Both are scheduled to be open 11 am-8 pm today. (If you go to the spraypark, you can explore astronomy too!) **9:46 am update: It’s not wading-pool weather, so the pools won’t open, and are done for the season, the city says, but adds that the sprayparks WILL open today.**
THIRD-TO-LAST DAY FOR COLMAN POOL: West Seattle’s outdoor pool, on the shore in Lincoln Park, ends its daily operations after today, with just one encore, the post-season September 6-7 weekend. So if you’ve been meaning to get to Colman, here’s the schedule.
LIBRARIES: It’s a systemwide closure day for the Seattle Public Library.
‘PARKING HOLIDAY’: Though West Seattle has no pay stations/meters on city streets, in the neighborhoods that do, this is a “parking holiday” – no charge.
BUSINESSES OPEN TODAY: Though we didn’t put out a general call for info, several businesses did take the time to message us with word they’re open (thank you!):
*Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) – Open 7 am-6 pm
*The Bridge – Open for brunch, 9 am-2 pm “with both of our patios open” (and then open with regular menu until usual close)
*Pizzeria 22 and Quadrato – Both open regular hours
*Avalon Glassworks – Open 10 am-6 pm
EVENT CALENDAR: Quiet for the holiday, but you’re welcome to take a minute and browse ahead.