West Seattle Monday: Happy Labor Day (2011 edition)

We took the photo Sunday afternoon at Delridge Skatepark, formally opening on Delridge Day September 17th (but being skated like crazy, again, when we ran by) – we got a tip about the banner, made by an anonymous West Seattleite who wanted to show appreciation for the Grindline design/build crew’s labors. On to the Labor Day info:

TRANSPORTATION: Metro Transit, the West Seattle Water Taxi (along with its shuttle buses), and Sound Transit express buses are all on their Sunday schedules. Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is on a weekend schedule .

PARKING IN THE PAY ZONES DOWNTOWN, ETC.: Pay stations/meters are on holiday too – free street parking today.

SOLID WASTE PICKUP: If you have city trash/recycling/yard waste pickup on Mondays, it’s on a normal schedule despite the holiday.

STATE LIQUOR STORES: Open 10 am-7 pm.

WHAT’S NOT HAPPENING: Most government offices/facilities closed (Seattle Public Library system reopens tomorrow), most banks closed, no mail delivery.

BUSINESSES? Mixed bag, judging by what we’ve seen mentioned on business Facebook pages/Twitter feeds – more closed than open, overall. Avalon Glassworks did e-mail to say they’ll be open.

As for events, we have a few:

COOKING CLUB MEETS: The holiday’s not stopping the West Seattle Cooking Club from meeting today. Location: Beveridge Place Pub. Theme: “4 ingredients.” Time: 2 pm. The challenge this week – to create a dish limited to 4 ingredients – salt, pepper and oil are allowed in addition to the 4 ingredients that you choose. (Then bring your creation to BPP for the meeting.)

LAST DAY FOR THE WADING POOL: Last day of the season for the last West Seattle wading pool still open, Lincoln Park.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Monday: Happy Labor Day (2011 edition)"

  • J September 5, 2011 (10:31 am)

    I think it is great that everyone is so excited by the new skate park. It means they got it right! But…do these kids need to worry about trespassing or police harassment? or, Are authorities simply looking the other way while kids (and adults) having good clean fun?

    • WSB September 5, 2011 (10:39 am)

      J, I haven’t heard about any entanglements, and there’s been “pre-opening” skating going on for at least two weeks (we’ve seen it since the following update, and only went by yesterday because we got a tip about the celebratory banner).
      Many Parks facilities are “open” before the formal ribboncutting. The only concern, I’m sure, would be if any sort of safety features have yet to be completed … don’t know what they would be, but there was so much going on yesterday afternoon (even a small canopy set up at one end with folks underneath it) this isn’t exactly a secretive guerrilla operation … TR

  • Shane G September 5, 2011 (11:07 am)

    Super stoked for the skater youth on this one. Who knows, maybe my 33 year old butt can get out there sometime too.

  • J September 5, 2011 (12:33 pm)

    I guess my concern was more for the two unattended youngsters (5-8?) that were climbing on the bobcat excavator yesterday afternoon. That sort of stuff could get the skaters kicked out until official opening.
    Still super excited to see so many people this excited about the park!
    I’m also wondering if there will be any benches installed for non-skaters and tired skaters to rest their weary bones while they enjoy the action.

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