Park Rangers are coming to Alki Beach. Meet them and hear about other summer plans @ Alki Community Council on Thursday

Summer is approaching and it’s time to find out what the plans are for keeping people safe at Alki Beach as the weather warms and crowds grow. The new leadership of the Alki Community Council is laser-focused on getting answers, and this Thursday is the night to join them – in person or online – to see what they’re finding out, and ask your own questions. For one – now that city Park Rangers are able to work outside downtown, they’ll be coming to Alki, and some will be at the ACC meeting to talk with community members. Another key guest, according to ACC president Charlotte Starck, will be Seattle Parks’ director of security Markeith Blackshire, with updates including beach hours this summer – will the earlier closings resume? Other beach-related issues the ACC is tackling include how city budget woes will (or won’t) affect park maintenance. Beyond the beach, plans for Whale Tail Park and the Alki Elementary play area are on the agenda too. And Southwest Precinct police will be there. All this in less than an hour and a half, if you can invest just a bit of time in your community. 7 pm is the start time at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) or online (here’s the link).

8 Replies to "Park Rangers are coming to Alki Beach. Meet them and hear about other summer plans @ Alki Community Council on Thursday"

  • Al King April 16, 2024 (1:34 pm)

    Time will tell if they can/will enforce the no dogs on Alki law. I’m not holding my breath.

    • Woof April 16, 2024 (3:26 pm)

      They could probably fund the entire parks department if they started writing tickets again!

  • Gw April 16, 2024 (8:51 pm)

    Canโ€™t make it but can you ask them to unlock the bathrooms at Whale Tale?

    • Charlotte Starck April 17, 2024 (11:38 pm)

      Hello, I will put the question on Whale Tale park bathrooms on the list. ๐Ÿ‘ Charlotte 

  • KA April 16, 2024 (9:47 pm)

    Oh, this can’t possibly be good.

  • Admiral-2009 April 16, 2024 (10:38 pm)

    Gw – I second your request.  

  • Marcus April 17, 2024 (8:36 am)

    I do not understand why this is not a good idea.  Are Seattle parks laws so incredibly harsh that the average citizen or family cannot have a wonderful park experience??  I find this as a welcome action.  

  • Natalie April 18, 2024 (9:24 am)

    Do we know if the park rangers will be the SPD mounted patrol or will they be on foot? I really do miss seeing the mounted patrol along the beach. They were all so friendly and let the kids, and adults, pet their horses.

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