West Seattle parks: Roxhill skatepark/play area project goes out to bid

(“Final schematic” for skatespot configuration at Roxhill Park)
A milestone for the Roxhill Park skatespot/play area project – the construction work has gone out to bid today, according to Seattle Parks project manager Kelly Davidson, with a bidding deadline of July 11th, three weeks from today. (You can see the summary of work, estimated at more than $542,000, on the city’s eBid website, which lists West Seattle’s Grindline, designers/builders of Delridge Skatepark, as among the potential bidders.) The project is complex, with some of the skatepark features/work donated to the city, and the new play structure to be put up by volunteers. Davidson says they’re expecting to break ground at Roxhill in early August.

7 Replies to "West Seattle parks: Roxhill skatepark/play area project goes out to bid"

  • Brandon June 20, 2012 (1:41 pm)

    I’m excited about this skate spot, looks like it should be fun.

  • cjp June 20, 2012 (1:48 pm)

    This is great news in general for Roxhill/HP. Its unfortunate that this generous parks money is getting spent on such an uninspired design.

  • bridge to somewhere June 20, 2012 (1:53 pm)

    I’m sorry I haven’t been tracking this closer, but what’s Seattle Parks and SPD’s stance on park hours and skateparks? Do they typically kick people out of the parks who are skating at, say, 1am? Just curious if anyone knows . . .

  • miws June 20, 2012 (6:52 pm)

    The schematic looks like a spaceship!



  • cwit June 20, 2012 (8:46 pm)

    Yeah, sort of a boring design compared to everything that was talked about in the meetings. It’s like the designer (Colby Carter) listened to everyone’s input and did the opposite. We’ll have to wait and see how it gets built. I’m sure the kids will still have some fun there but it just seemed like it had so much potential.

    Bridge – I don’t think any of the existing skateparks have had too many issues with people skating them at 1:00 a.m. Darkness is usually an effective deterrent against skateboarding. You’ll most likely have more issues with whatever cast of characters (not skaters) who normally hang out late at night at any public park.

  • TMcKENNEY June 21, 2012 (7:16 am)

    I hope Grindline gets the bid. They did such a good job with Delridge. I understand the city of Seattle has to be ethical and fair with it’s bidding process, but there is something to be said about skateboarders that build skateparks. In the end you get a better product. Delridge is a reflection of that.

  • evergreen June 22, 2012 (3:00 pm)

    The Delridge skatepark has become this really cool muti-age spot jam packed several hours per day. It’s an especially positive place for teens, and youth who would otherwise have nothing to do. Occasionally I take my little kiddo there to ride his scooter and admire all the teen and young adult stunts. Amazing stuff, I tell you. We are very happy to hear about another skatepark. It adds something magical to a neighborhood.

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