OPEN AGAIN: Parking lots @ Port of Seattle parks

(WSB photo: Jack Block Park driveway gates, now open)

The parking lots of three more waterfront parks in West Seattle are open again. The Port of Seattle has reopened the lots for Jack Block Park (2130 Harbor Avenue SW) and T-105 and T-107 (both on the east shore of the Duwamish River, off West Marginal Way SW). Port spokesperson Peter McGraw tells WSB the parks and lots are on a “dawn till dusk” schedule and reminds parkgoers, “Visitors should be ready to follow public health guidance and wear a mask while respecting physical-distancing measures.” The parks lots were closed in late March as part of the COVID-19 response.

13 Replies to "OPEN AGAIN: Parking lots @ Port of Seattle parks"

  • Paul Hage June 1, 2020 (11:50 am)

    This is no way to treat seniors.  “Stay at home” is partially lifted for everyone but seniors – who must wait until stage 4.  Our only “out” is the automobile, a true extension of home and sorely needed.  So the closest place of natural beauty, Alki, has had fifty or more parking spaces taken away “temporarily” at Constellation Park and now with Don Armeni open – 16 more lovely spaces taken away and enforced with concrete blocks and a cable that would stop a dump truck.  This is no way to treat seniors.  I protest!

    • Smittytheclown June 1, 2020 (2:47 pm)

      90% of deaths are to people over 60.  In fact,  more people 90+ have died than under 50.  We need to keep the vulnerable safe while letting everyone else revive this economy before we fall into depression. 

      • West Seattle since 1979 June 1, 2020 (7:32 pm)

        What about those of us who are over 60 and have jobs, or are looking for work? Not everyone is retired. We can be as careful as possible and not go anywhere else, of course, but we can’t refuse to go to work.

        (I know this doesn’t have anything to do with parking at Alki. But the well-meaning “we must protect people over 60” seems empty when some of us have to go to work or look for work, and there aren’t any work-from-home jobs available.

        • Smittytheclown June 2, 2020 (6:15 am)

          I would pay that segment of the population 100% of their prior salary, guarantee them their jobs back when a vaccine is developed and have groceries delivered to their homes free of charge rather than shutting everything down as we are now.  Much more targeted and effective and way less expensive. 

          • West Seattle since 1979 June 2, 2020 (11:06 am)

            I agree, but that’s not going to happen. So we’ll just have to go out when we have to, regardless.

  • WiseWoman June 1, 2020 (2:00 pm)

    I protest with you! The efforts of social distancing  are not working when based on stupidity. They should control traffic so that people stay only in their own neighborhoods until lifted and then use a strict workable solution that is proven to get results. Taking away parking only makes the problems worse as is taking away lanes of traffic. Seattle, forever Stuck on Stupid!

  • Amy June 1, 2020 (2:38 pm)

    Any news as to when Lincoln Park (specifically the parking lot) will open back up? 

    • WSB June 1, 2020 (3:21 pm)

      Not yet.

  • Amy June 1, 2020 (3:22 pm)

    Any news as to when the parking lots at Lincoln Park will open back up? 

  • Manny June 1, 2020 (6:45 pm)

    WSB. It’s out of WS but is Golden Gardens parking opened back up?

  • Bradley June 2, 2020 (2:20 am)

    3 times in as many days, Mayor Durkan has encouraged people to closely gather downtown to join the large group of protesters. Yet, she’s still refusing to allow park patrons to use the parking lots we all pay for. This is wrong at every level.

  • David Gould June 10, 2020 (3:20 pm)

    People don’t congregate in parking lots and if they sanitize, wear masks, and social distance, I see no reason parks can’t open up. Lots of space to spread out.

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