READER REPORT: Schmitz Park hazard

Another reader report with an alert for parkgoers – this time from Rosalie Miller, whose park visits often have yielded photos featured on WSB. This time, her photo serves as a warning:

East entrance off 49th near Schmitz Park Elementary. It’s a large pothole. More cracks in the trail on both sides of the hole. This has been reported on Find It Fix It app.

We’ll check with Parks tomorrow to see if they’ve addressed it yet. The forested park has had hole trouble in the past; back in April, we reported on the rescue of a 4-year-old from a “mud hole” at the park.

6 Replies to "READER REPORT: Schmitz Park hazard"

  • AdmiralRunner September 30, 2022 (9:24 am)

    It was just a small hole on Saturday the 24th, so is growing rapidly. It was a bit dicey to cross yesterday (great photo, thanks!).  Hope it can be addressed  quickly before it is impassable (at least we have a good stretch of dry weather in front of us…..).

  • MurrayRP September 30, 2022 (11:16 am)

    At 8:55 this morning, two workers with Seattle Parks trucks had just arrived at the park entrance off Hinds Street.  When asked about the hole in the trail they said that’s why we’re here!

  • JunctionResident September 30, 2022 (2:41 pm)

    It has been fixed as of mid-day Friday. I just walked it.

    • WSB September 30, 2022 (3:40 pm)

      Thanks for the updates!

  • AdmiralRunner September 30, 2022 (5:50 pm)

    Wow, impressive speed and efficiency!  Ran the path again today and was so pleased it was as good as new.  Thanks Seattle Parks–great job!

  • HouseSlug October 3, 2022 (2:05 pm)

    Any word on when they plan to fix the foot bridge in Schmitz? I know, I know – one bridge at a time.

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