What you need to know for Labor Day 2018 in West Seattle

(Labor Day birding, anyone? David Hutchinson photographed one of two Ruddy Turnstones that he says have been drawing birders to Constellation Park)

No traffic report this morning (check cameras here) because of the holiday – but we do have the transit/transportation toplines, to start the holiday highlight list:

METRO: Buses are on Sunday schedules.
WATER TAXI: West Seattle runs on an “extended Sunday” schedule (since the Mariners play tonight); Vashon is not running.
WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth is on the “weekend summer” schedule.
SOUND TRANSIT: The 560 Express bus is on a Sunday schedule.
STREET PARKING: In areas with city pay stations/metering, today is a “free parking day.”

Here’s open/closed/etc. info for the holiday:

SEATTLE PARKS CLOSURES: The what’s-closed/what’s-not list is here.
SPRAYPARK & WADING POOL: Last day of the season for Highland Park spraypark, 11 am-8 pm (1100 SW Cloverdale), no matter what the forecast … It’s also the last scheduled day for the Lincoln Park wading pool, same hours (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) if the forecast is for a warm afternoon. We’ll update at midmorning. (OPEN!)
SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARIESare closed.
REGULAR SOLID WASTE PICKUP? If you are a Monday customer, yes.
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Holiday.

A few events today:

SEATTLE LABOR RIDE/POKER RUN: Again this Labor Day, riders are invited to join City Councilmember Lisa Herbold on this motorcycle ride and “poker run” celebrating the history of the labor movement. $20 entry fee benefits the Labor Archives of Washington. The ride starts at Chelan Café in West Seattle at 9 am, with registration starting at 8 am. All riders welcome, any size motorcycle or scooter. (3527 Chelan SW)

FREE BURGERS: As noted on our partner site White Center Now, Li’l Woody’s in White Center is offering free burgers 2-5 pm today. (16th SW/SW 98th)

GRAND OPENING: The new Bohemian Studios location at the 4801 Fauntleroy Apartments (WSB sponsor) building is throwing a Grand Opening party 3-6 pm today. (Edmunds/Fauntleroy)

Have a great Labor Day! If there’s breaking news, best way to tip us is text/voice at 206-293-6302, 24/7 – thank you!

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