(Looking westward over the site, from sidewalk along Delridge)
In the middle of Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine, we stopped by the Delridge Skatepark site (map) for new photos, after receiving this note Monday from Tony:
Inquiring minds that haven’t been able to have a look lately would love an update on skatepark construction. At the very least, I would. Heh.
It’s already been a month since work began. At the site, you can clearly see both bowls taking shape; the excavation is deeper to the east, closer to Delridge.
(Looking south into the easternmost bowl, from sidewalk along Genesee)
After our site visit, we asked Seattle Parks project manager Kelly Davidson for a progress report on West Seattle’s first skatepark, from her standpoint:
All of the drainage is installed and approved. The concrete benches are complete and all work from here on out will be skatepark formwork and concrete. Things are going very smoothly and Grindline is doing a great job.
I just processed a change order that incorporated weather and change days. Our ‘substantial completion’ date is now August 24th. We are hoping to be able to combine the opening event with the Delridge Day event.
As reported here in our coverage of last week’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting, that is tentatively set for September 10th.