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Sep 20

September 20, 2017

Illegal Green Lake Skate Bowl Will Cost $33,000

Crews with Seattle Parks and Recreation are dismantling an unauthorized skate park on Duck Island in Green Lake this week. The large concrete bowl was built by a group of skateboard fans in response to a do-it-yourself contest from Nike and TransWorld Skateboarding. Kelly Brown with Seattle Parks said building the illegal skate park destroyed a lot of vegetation on Duck Island, which until now, the city had considered an unofficial bird sanctuary. “By putting the concrete skate park in…

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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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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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May 9

May 9, 2017

Green Lake Listings Show Off Hot Seattle Housing Market

Seattle remains one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation, if the not the hottest. Properties tend to sell very quickly and there is more demand than there is available housing. The fact that the Seattle housing market is so hot has several implications for home buyers. The first is that prices are up and houses are selling fast. Generally, if you really want to buy a home, you need to make your best offer right away. Going…

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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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