Delridge Skatepark update: Going to (re-)bid next month

New progress toward starting construction on Delridge Skatepark, which went on hold for a while last fall in a controversy over bidder qualifications, resulting in a decision to have the project re-bid: Seattle Parks‘ project manager, Kelly Davidson, tells WSB this afternoon: “Delridge Skatepark was signed off today by City Contracting. It will be advertised on Tuesday 1/11 and it will bid on Wed 2/2.” If all goes well from there, she says, groundbreaking is likely in March. (The project’s also on the agenda for next Monday’s Skatepark Advisory Committee meeting, 6 pm at Parks HQ downtown.)

6 Replies to "Delridge Skatepark update: Going to (re-)bid next month"

  • PT January 7, 2011 (3:41 pm)

    Finally! Let’s hope our local Grindline team gets the bid this time.

  • bridge to somewhere January 7, 2011 (4:44 pm)

    Sounds like the US military tanker process. :-)

  • bs January 7, 2011 (6:29 pm)

    Any word on when the fields will be open?

  • jay January 7, 2011 (7:36 pm)

    It seems that they missed their “early December” target for opening the fields, but that was predictable back in November on the day they made that prediction. They made a lot of progress in just a couple dry days this week. I’m hoping that they can do the same early next week, when dry weather is forecast again. I don’t know how much work there is after they get all the rubber/sandy fill in place, but I don’t imagine it’s too much.

  • Matty January 7, 2011 (11:23 pm)

    Drove by Greenlake earlier this week and there were 20+ people using the Skatepark. Drove by the new park on 35th in West Seattle up on High Point and the whole “playground” was empty. I think most people between the ages of 5-55 would rather skate or BMX than play on a Jungle Gym. Let me know when, I’ll bring my shovel.

  • Gurn January 10, 2011 (10:21 am)


    Why tarnish the excitement of this new, incredible project by referring to the also cool park on 35th? Do you REALLY still not get it? Would you rather be there with a “Skate Dot” or in this new, incredible COMPLEX that other cities would die for?

    The clear majority of people attending the Seattle Parks meetings didn’t want a full-on Skate Park on 35th but many of US supported the Delridge site. So, no…not everyone is going to want to ride a skateboard…like everyone’s not going to want to climb on a jungle gym. Let’s enjoy the diversity that Parks is trying to provide and quit complaining.

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