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Apr 5

April 5, 2017

Community Members Concerned About Privatizing the Green Lake Community Center

After Seattle Parks and Recreation announced plans to start looking into privatizing the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool, community members have expressed serious concerns about the park’s future. “I’ve been involved with Green Lake, walking around it, kayaking on it, swimming at the swimming pool for the last 37 years,” said neighbor Susan Helf. “We feel it is absolutely inappropriate to transfer management of a publicly owned building to a private entity.” For years, the popular Green Lake…

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Mar 24

March 24, 2017

Fishing News & Updates at Green Lake

With the arrival of springtime, Green Lake is about to become a busy hive for local fishing. To get the season off to a great start, The Northwest Fly Anglers will be hosting a special Beginning Fly Casting Class starting Tuesday, April 4 at the Green Lake Casting Pier (northwest side of the lake). The course spans six weeks, and occur weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. It costs $60 per person, and space is limited, so sign up while space…

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Mar 15

March 15, 2017

Seattle May Privatize the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool

The city of Seattle is considering a partnership with an outside organization to renovate and manage the Green Lake Community Center and Evans Pool. The city says the pool and community center need expensive upgrades. Seattle Parks and Recreation estimates it will cost more than $25 million to rebuild the facility. There has been talk that the city could partner with an organization like the YMCA. The idea has outraged some who believe the city should not give up control…

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Mar 4

March 4, 2017

Green Lake Apartment Building Catches Fire

The Seattle Fire Department reported a fire in an apartment building in Green Lake at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd. According to SFD, the fire ignited in the multi-family residential building in the 7400 block of 5th Avenue NE (a few blocks away from the main commercial district of Green Lake. Firefighters arrived on scene to find black smoke pouring from the building’s windows. According to Patch.com, the building was evacuated and firefighters were able to extinguish the…

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Feb 8

February 8, 2017

Snow-Laden Tree Branch Falls on Man at Green Lake Dog Park

After Monday morning’s excessive snow fall, many trees around the city were laden with an unprecedented amount of fresh snow. The consequences of that were serious for one dog-walker, who was injured when a tree fell on him. At around 12:20 p.m., Seattle Fire received reports that a tree had fallen in the Lower Woodland Off-Leash Dog Area, trapping a man underneath. Witnesses reported that a pine tree fell on the man as he was walking his dog.   “We…

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Jan 19

January 19, 2017

Green Lake Freezes Over

Seattle historians can cite only four times in the last 101 years that Green Lake has iced over from end to end. In 1916, photographs show hundreds of wool-bundled skaters crowding on the south end. In 1930, cars drove over the ice. But in Green Lake’s latest ice-age, you will see people tempted to take big chances treading on ice which is not thick or strong enough to safely walk on, say experts. Grace Fletcher posed for photos as she…

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