$250K for Delridge Skatepark gets Parks Levy Committee OK

Update from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee meeting downtown (the committee includes West Seattleites Neal Adams, Cindi Barker and Pete Spalding): The committee unanimously approved what the Skatepark Advisory Committee recommended earlier this month – moving $250,000 to the Delridge Skatepark project, from the levy’s designated funding for a future “skatespot” at the Myrtle Reservoir park site. City Council approval is needed next. The Delridge project originally was supposed to have $700,000 funding in this year’s state budget, but that got cut at the past minute; with community enthusiasm running high for Delridge Skatepark, though, the Parks Department has been trying to find the money somewhere else, and this will be added to $500,000 that materialized when the Hiawatha Playfield improvements came in way under budget. Lots of other interesting info here tonight about plans for the park-levy money: Parks executive Kevin Stoops says that the prices for acquiring land are so favorable right now, the department could move quickly to acquire more than a few sites around the city – from greenbelts to future neighborhood parks to garden sites. (Photo from last week’s Seattle Design Commission review of the skatepark’s “schematic design”; WSB coverage here.)

7 Replies to "$250K for Delridge Skatepark gets Parks Levy Committee OK"

  • Tony May 26, 2009 (9:54 pm)

    This is great news for West Seattle! Support your local skater.

  • 4th Generation Born-N-Raised May 26, 2009 (10:15 pm)

    Finally! Better late than never….

  • venomsk8kid May 26, 2009 (11:11 pm)

    YES!1!!1! Cant wait whoooo!!1!!


  • skat3_for_LiFE!!! May 26, 2009 (11:18 pm)


  • Tony May 27, 2009 (9:57 am)

    Thanks to Micah Shapiro @ http://www.grindline.com for designing a SICK park!

  • MLJ May 27, 2009 (11:51 am)

    The best thing about this news is that the good skater kids from the Myrtle neighborhood will be heading down to Delridge for healthy and fun recreation, and all the bad kids will have a nice quiet, unpopulated field up at Myrtle to hang out and make trouble in.

  • Mike D. May 28, 2009 (10:08 am)

    -Now if some enterprising individual or group opened a skateboard shop/cafe within the proposed mixed use retail/housing building at 4106 Delridge Way……..Alki Bike and Board II….?

    -How great it would be if the skateboarding youth living in North Delridge could both skate and obtain employment in their own neighborhood!


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