Seattle Summer Parkways on Alki, report #2: Street scenes

Photos by Leda Costa for West Seattle Blog


We showed you what was happening at Seattle Summer Parkways on Alki as it happened along two waterfront miles on Sunday. Now, through the photos of WSB contributing photographer Leda Costa, a closer look at who was there having fun. Above, the bouncy obstacle course brought in by Seattle Parks; below, the Pan family, jumping rope:

The Pan family playing with the jump ropes.

Ahead, 12 more scenes from what really was a summery afternoon, despite it having been the third full day of fall:

At the Seattle Humane Society MaxMobile, Anita visited with her dachshund Jim, adopted from SHS eight years ago. She joyfully showed him off to the team and said she’s thinking about adopting another one:


The food trucks at Summer Parkways included one especially for dogs, Seattle Barkery:


Thirsty people could visit the lemonade stand outside Coastal Boutique:


Paxton, Dex, and Cal were raising money for Camp Korey:


Many bicyclists took advantage of extra room in the road for this one afternoon:


Riders could stop and play games, too:


And then, as mentioned in our first report, there were the Disaster Relief Trials cargo-bike and family-bike riders. Here are two of the winners – Alex Kostelnik (1st place) and Colin Stevens (2nd place):


Meantime, there was a spot for riders to pause to decorate their helmets:


And other Parkways participants got decorations for themselves – here’s three-year-old Katie getting a unicorn painted on her face, to match her twin sister Amanda:


Our first report mentioned the Seattle Public Library‘s tent for young readers – Leda found one checking it out:


A closer look at Guy Olson‘s tent where Seahawks fans could cheer the game …


All that, right across the street from the always-gawkable scenery.


This was the first time the SDOT-organized “car-free day” has been held in September since the first year, 2008, and we’d have to say the best weather since then, too.

4 Replies to "Seattle Summer Parkways on Alki, report #2: Street scenes"

  • ND September 26, 2016 (7:29 am)

    Let’s do that every Sunday!

  • H September 26, 2016 (9:04 am)

    Leda, your photos are absolutely fantastic! Really. 

    • LCL October 1, 2016 (8:42 pm)

      Thank you so much H – such a kind compliment!

  • Blinkyjoe September 26, 2016 (10:06 am)

    So much fun, and great weather. Let’s make this a WS tradition…one at the opening of summer and one at the closing!

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