1st community meeting set for Roxhill Skatespot/Playground

Roxhill Park in Westwood is about to get a skatespot (which has not been without controversy) and a playground renovation, and Seattle Parks has set the date for the first public meeting about the project. According to a postal-mail notification that, as of this morning, seems to have preceded the full online notification, the meeting will be 6-7:30 pm on Wednesday, August 10, at Southwest Library (35th/Henderson). The postcard says Parks staffers will “outline the project scope and schedule, and learn what the community priorities are for transforming the play area and incorporating a new skatespot into the park.” The skateboarding area is expected to cover about 8,000 square feet, which is about two-thirds the size of the under-construction Delridge Skatepark. The $1 million-plus Roxhill project funding is from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.

3 Replies to "1st community meeting set for Roxhill Skatespot/Playground"

  • Donn July 26, 2011 (1:29 pm)

    Westwood was not allowed to participate in the designer selection due to the fact that one of the designers offered their services for free. Which basically means that the services that will be received will be poorly executed and that the public will more than likely be receiving a poor design. There were several designers that originally spent their time and money to develop great designs. Designs that saved the trees in the picture. Other designs cut down that grove of trees which the parks department doesn’t feel we need to save. No one wins in this situation. How would you feel if someone said that another person was willing to do your job for free? All people should deserve compensation for their work.

    • WSB July 26, 2011 (1:56 pm)

      The link embedded on “not without controversy” goes to our prior coverage of the Skatepark Advisory Committee’s protest of the related situation – design services being contributed for free as part of the donation from Rob Dyrdek. – TR

  • (required) July 26, 2011 (7:17 pm)

    Hey, folks, I am glad skaters are getting their jollies seeing so many skate parks popping up these days in the West Seattle area — but I am interested in seeing a piece of West Seattle public space turned into a place suitable for both roller and ‘street’ (sans skates) hockey. Yes, HOCKEY! A place outside, free, and public. It’s time! Heck, it’s past time!! I don’t know how to go about checking into this, though. All that’s needed is a flat surface with a surface agent durable enough for blades and sneakers, and a simple roof, about 210′ by 90.’ Any ideas? I know there’s a ton of enthusiasm for this — as the folks at seattlestreethockey.com will attest. So I don’t mean to poop on skaters, but I’m getting jealous — there’s no hockey-committed public space for free outdoor roller hockey — in fact, no wherein all of Seattle has one yet. So how can we make West Seattle/Delridge/Highland Park/Arbor Heights/White Center get the first one?

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