PARK PARKING: City adds West Seattle Stadium to parking-lot-closure list

Announced today by Seattle Parks:

In addition to the 8 major parks already closed to parking, the City of Seattle is closing parking lots at 8 other parks to further encourage social distancing and lessen crowds. Closures are effective immediately at all parking lots along Lake Washington Boulevard; in Washington Park Arboretum, at Stan Sayers Boat Ramp (boat ramp also closed); AT Carkeek, Kubota, Woodland Park, and Volunteer parks; and at the West Seattle Stadium.

These parking lot closures are in addition to the closures at Green Lake, Lincoln, Golden Gardens, Seward, Magnuson (including the boat launch), Gas Works, Alki Beach (including Don Armeni boat launch), and Discovery parks.

Residents are encouraged to visit any of other 450 local neighborhood parks, or to bike or walk to the larger destination parks, which will remain open for public use.

“Many of us have been doing a great job at enjoying the outdoors while also practicing social distancing, but we are still observing crowds at some of our larger parks, and pick-up games on fields and courts. We urge you to visit parks closer to home or take walks in your neighborhood. Continuing our social distancing practices is critical to the health of those most vulnerable in our community,” said Jesus Aguirre, Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent.

SPR and SPD will continue to deploy staff to encourage social distancing at highly frequented parks.

As a reminder, all Seattle beaches are also closed to gatherings, and Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area and Rattlesnake Ledge Trail are closed.

13 Replies to "PARK PARKING: City adds West Seattle Stadium to parking-lot-closure list"

  • on board April 8, 2020 (4:53 pm)

    Exactly which “Alki Beach” parking lot is closed?  Its going to be very busy at Alki this weekend.

    • WSB April 8, 2020 (5:30 pm)

      We covered thst a long time back. That’s how Parks chose to refer to Don Armeni and Seacrest.

  • Kadoo April 8, 2020 (4:57 pm)

    Parking lot only? Or is the track at WS Stadium also closed?

    • WSB April 8, 2020 (5:33 pm)

      Supposed to be just the lot, though that hasn’t been closed as of our check 15 mins ago.

      • KJ April 8, 2020 (6:03 pm)

        We live overlooking the stadium and it appears to have been closed all day because we’ve seen no one using it at all. There are a couple people on the track now so perhaps it was unlocked recently? 

  • Seth April 8, 2020 (6:13 pm)

    I went to run around 5 and the track gate was locked / entrances were taped off.   I didn’t see anyone out on the track either as I drove off.

  • Drew April 8, 2020 (11:05 pm)

    Ugh. Lame. I’ve been enjoying running there lately. 

  • Bradley April 8, 2020 (11:46 pm)

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I run around that track several times a week and there’s rarely anyone there. I go there to have a soft, measured surface to run on and to get away from people as do other solitary exercisers. Now I’ll have to run where there’s more people.

    • CS April 9, 2020 (7:44 am)

      I think just the parking lot at the Stadium is closed, but it’s still open to public access. So, if you can walk there or park somewhere else nearby and walk in, you should be fine. This has been the case with Lincoln Park.

  • Seattle Guy April 9, 2020 (6:31 am)

    Hello we live overlooking the track and I just saw a car driving down into the parking lot.  6:30am on 4/9.

  • April 9, 2020 (10:17 am)

    Please let us know if the actual stadium and track are off limits.  The few times we went, we were wearing masks, and other people were practicing very good SOCIAL DISTANCING. Having the track to walk or jog or do a few stadium steps for my old knees and joints have been healthy and saving a little sanity. 

  • DB40 April 9, 2020 (11:44 am)

    The Stadium and parking lot were  both open when I was there at 10:00 am.

  • Seattle Guy April 9, 2020 (12:04 pm)

    Hello there are people walking and running the track and cars coming and going at West Seattle Stadium as of noon.

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