PARKING AT PARKS: Clarifying the closures

(WSB photo, midday today)

Though the city’s announcement Tuesday of closed parking lots at parks only mentioned eight “destination parks” including Lincoln Park and Alki (which doesn’t have a standalone lot), readers noticed others closed off – like Seacrest (above) and Don Armeni Boat Ramp (below).

(Tuesday photo by David Hutchinson)

We followed up today via the city’s Emergency Operations Center, which is fielding all media questIons related to the COVID-19 response. The reply: “Only the lots of the eight parks mentioned in the news release will be closed to help reduce crowds. . At Alki, the lots at Seacrest (take-out at Marination Ma Kai and dropoff at Water Taxi is still accessible) and Don Aremni (we are looking to reopen a portion to keep the boat launch operating) were closed to have the same result at this park.”

5 Replies to "PARKING AT PARKS: Clarifying the closures"

  • Midi March 25, 2020 (9:27 pm)

    If someone needs to drive to catch the Water Taxi, will they be able to park nearby?

    • WSB March 25, 2020 (9:44 pm)

      The parking along Harbor Ave isn’t closed, just the lot at Seacrest (which as I’m sure you know is generally too short-term for a WT trip anyway).

  • 22blades March 26, 2020 (4:58 am)

    Thanks for the article clarifying the closures.

  • 22blades March 26, 2020 (5:01 am)

    Is boating an authorized activity?

    • Bradley March 26, 2020 (1:25 pm)

      There are no unauthorized activities besides non-family members grouping together less than 6-feet apart. Jay Inslee said this today: “So far, we’ve seen overwhelming compliance. We are hunkered down but we are not locked down. You can take a walk, go out for a drive. Social distancing is our only weapon against this scourge”.

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