Delridge Skatepark: Construction expected to start in summer

Now that the $750,000 needed for Delridge Skatepark is a done deal after Monday’s City Council vote, some are wondering – how soon will construction crews dig in? We checked with Parks Department project manager Kelly Davidson after Pigeon Point’s Pete Spalding, one of the West Seattle reps on the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Oversight Committee, shared word that the department’s internal review was about to hit a major milepost. Davidson confirmed late yesterday that the project has just had its “65 percent construction document review” – dealing with a whole lot of technical comments, “water lines and all that,” as she put it. Consultants now have to address the technical comments offered at the review, which Davidson says should take a few weeks; none of this is expected to change the final design, though – “The pictures on the web page ARE our design,” she says. But they also have to go through the city Department of Planning and Development for permits, like any other construction project, and that’s the wild card – so she’s thinking groundbreaking isn’t likely till July. “But we know Delridge Day is June 5th, so if there’s any way we can do it sooner …” Whenever they start, the project should take about four months, so it could be done by Halloween.

5 Replies to "Delridge Skatepark: Construction expected to start in summer"

  • Silly Goose January 28, 2010 (1:40 pm)

    This is fantastic news, it is about time West Seattle got a skate park so our children and boarding adults had some where local to skate board.

  • WSnewbie January 28, 2010 (1:53 pm)

    I just hope this does not stir trouble, back in DC,Baltimore they have caused problems. But then again Seattle is a much better city either of those.

  • funkietoo January 28, 2010 (1:55 pm)

    Awewome design! Looking forward to providing a positive activity to young people.

  • B January 28, 2010 (2:07 pm)

    As a skater i am exicted that this place is going in. I like the idea of having both tranny and street stuff to skate as some parks like burien have very minimal street stuff.

  • MLJ January 28, 2010 (4:45 pm)

    A bit of a drag though, since this project was supposed to start in the Spring. Finishing a skatepark right before the rainy season isn’t a great situation, but we’ll take it.

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