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Aug 9

August 9, 2017

City to Remove The Illegal Skateboarding Bowl on Green Lake’s Duck Island

Skateboarding fans recently built an illegal concrete skate bowl on Duck Island, the unofficial bird habitat on Green Lake. The city has now removed the illicit construction. “That’s not actually good for the birds. We don’t want an artificially created birdbath. We’re concerned about how to minimize our presence and the disturbance,” said Rachel Schulkin, a Seattle Parks and Recreation spokeswoman. The project was a submission for a DIY challenge by Nike SB and TransWorld SKATEboarding, which charged fans to…

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Aug 2

August 2, 2017

Green Lake’s Spud Fish & Chips to Close

We’re sad to say that Spud Fish & Chips at Green Lake will be closing in the near future to make way for development of a mixed-use residential and retail building on its current site. Luckily, the owners plan to lease space in the new building once completed, to bring Spud right back, but we’re probably looking at a couple of years without Spud Fish & Chips in the neighborhood. No closure date has been set yet, so the timing…

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Jul 26

July 26, 2017

Green Lake Events: Things to Do in August

Get beyond the borders of Green Lake Park to enjoy some fun around the neighborhood! Here are a handful of events to put on your calendar in August… Fridays in August: Phinney Farmers Market 3:30pm – 7:30pm | Phinney Center The Phinney Farmers Market is running through October 6th, with local fresh produce and locally made or sourced goods to stock your pantry or fridge with delicious, good-for-you products. There’s also live music and food trucks to make it an…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2017

41st Annual Jungle Party at Woodland Park Zoo

Put on your party hats and head to the zoo for an annual fundraiser, it’s the 41st annual Jungle Party! Urban Excursion: Our Toast to Wildlife is the theme for the event, which raises funds through tickets and auctions to support the Woodland Park Zoo’s programs for excellent animal care, conservation on the local and global levels, and education for all ages. Hundreds of people will be attending to join in the festivities on the zoo’s North Meadow. There will…

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Jun 28

June 28, 2017

Green Lake Events: Things to Do in July

Check out some of these fun Green Lake events happening in July in and around the neighborhood… Fridays in July: Latona Pub’s Weekly Happy Hour Jazz 5pm – 7pm | Latona Pub Latona Pub hosts a weekly happy hour, with live jazz music led by Phil Sparks, who is acclaimed as one of the best jazz artists in Seattle! It’s inspired by Boots, Barrie, and Murray, with happy hour bites and beer to enjoy while you listen! July 1-2: Red,…

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Jun 7

June 7, 2017

Seattle Parks Truck Accidentally Rolls into Green Lake

Green Lake is a popular place all year round, but it’s especially so in the summertime. Everyone wants to get out on the water or enjoy a trek around the lake, and that means that maintenance of this beautiful neighborhood spot requires a bit more attention. There’s such a thing as too much involvement with Green Lake, however, as one Seattle Parks and Rec Department employee found last week. Last Thursday afternoon, a Seattle Parks truck slipped into the lake…

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