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May 16

May 16, 2017

Family-Friendly Adventure Day in Green Lake

By Kate Calamusa A quick two-minute drive from the Woodland Park Zoo, glistening Green Lake beckons walkers, joggers, bikers, and boarders to the 2.8-mile paved trail loop (see below) surrounding it. Skateboarders would do well to inform parents of the impressive skate bowl at Lower Woodland Park (5201 Green Lake Way N), across the street, and PGA hopefuls should check out the Green Lake Pitch & Putt (see below), while budding boaters will point the way toward Greenlake Boathouse (7351 E. Green Lake Dr. N; 206-527-0171), which has been renting kayaks and canoes…

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Apr 13

April 13, 2017

Spring Egg Scramble at Green Lake

Meet at the Green Lake Community Center this Saturday, April 15th for the annual Spring Egg Scramble! Meet in the community center gym, where children will be organized by age for their special egg-hunting time. Ages 1-3 hunt at 10 a.m.; ages 4-6 hunt at 10:30 a.m.; and ages 7-10 hunt at 11 a.m. Parking will be tight, so you should be prepared to walk to the community center. Please bring a can food donation for the local food bank, and bring…

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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 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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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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Dec 13

December 13, 2016

Dozens of Corgis in Ugly Sweaters Paraded Around Green Lake Last Weekend

Dozens of corgis dressed in their ugliest sweaters took a festive walk around Seattle’s Green Lake with their owners, last Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Corgi Ugly Sweater Meet Up is part of the second Saturday Green Lake walk and the Corgi’s R Us meet-up group. You can find more information about the meet-up group here. And click here for more photos!   Originally published on KLEWTV.com, by Seattle Refined/Joshua Lewis

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