Skatepark Plan moves forward with new skatespot in Lake City

Community encouraged to participate in park design meeting

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a public design meeting for the new Lake City Skatespot at Virgil Flaim Park on Monday, July 13, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Lake City Branch Library located at 12501 28th Ave. NE.

The community-initiated project is funded by Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. At the meeting, the community will have an opportunity to provide input on the skatespot’s features and other changes to the park. Staff from Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cascade Design Collaborative and Grindline Skateparks will be on hand to present site analysis, review the current design from the Opportunity Fund proposal and answer questions.

The skatespot will be positioned in the northeast corner of Virgil Flaim Park located at 2700 NE 123rd St. in the Lake City neighborhood. A skatespot is smaller than a full skatepark, but large enough to incorporate multiple skateboarding features. The skatespot is expected to be 8,000 square feet. For more information on Seattle Skatepark planning please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/skateparks/default.htm.

For more information on this project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/virgil_flaim/skatespot.htm

To request accommodations or interpretation services for the meeting, you may contact Seattle Parks and Recreation Project Planner, Karimah Edwards at 206-233-0063 or karimah.edwards @seattle.gov.