Green Lake Path painting project rescheduled to May 7

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) rescheduled the Green Lake path painting project to Thursday, May 7, 2015.  Visitors to Green Lake Park will see SDOT crew painting the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path. SDOT will begin work at 9 a.m. and anticipates the project will take 6 to 8 hours.  The lines on the Green Lake path define the rules of use for many thousands of people per year and help regulate congestion on the path. The City asks park visitors for their patience and cooperation during the painting. [Read more…]

Entry road to Carkeek Park to be closed for one day on May 8

SDOT will complete repaving project

Repaving work by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will require a one-day closure of NW Carkeek Park Road, the road into Carkeek Park in northwest Seattle. The road into the park is expected to be closed to vehicular traffic on or around Thursday, May 8 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The repaving work will be completed weather permitting.

Carkeek’s regular operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., so from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on May 8, the entry road will be open as usual. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be curtailed on the entry road on May 8, but unpaved trails into and through the park will be open as usual.

The repaving of NW Carkeek Park Road is part of a larger repaving project by SDOT in the immediate surrounding neighborhood, including 8th Ave. NW, NW 114th Pl., NW 116th St., 6th Ave. NW and NW 117th St.

The repaving project is expected to be completed over a period of two weeks beginning May 6, 2014 and ending on Friday, May 16. Typical working hours are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Bicycle Sundays start May 4

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Dig out your helmet. Dust off your training wheels. A new series of Bicycle Sundays begins on May 4, 2014.

Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during Bicycle Sundays. Come bike, jog or stroll along the boulevard between the Seward Park entrance and Mount Baker Park’s beach.

Event dates are:

  • May 4, 11 and 18
  • June 1, 15 and 29
  • July 6 and 13
  • August 10 and 24
  • September 14 and 21

Every Bicycle Sunday event the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation will sell helmets in Seward Park for $15 from 1-4 p.m. and offer professional helmet fittings. Seattle law requires all cyclists to wear helmets. Wearing a properly fitted helmet reduces the risk of severe head injury by 85 percent.

Bicycle Sundays are sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Department of Transportation with the support of the Seattle Police Department.

For more information, including bicycle trail etiquette and traffic codes, please click HERE.

Waterfront Week is almost here

Join Waterfront Seattle March 5-9 to learn about all things waterfront! This series of events will reveal the newest design progress, share an insider’s look at how to build a seawall and start a conversation about opportunities for art, design and play on the waterfront and beyond. Here’s a snapshot of upcoming events:

Waterfront 2020
Wednesday, March 5
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
Presentation on the latest waterfront design with James Corner, plus food and activities!

Art, Design and Play: Liane Lefaivre
Friday, March 7
6-8 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium
Vienna-based architectural historian Liane Lefaivre will discuss play as a design tool for architects, city planners and public artists.

Art, Design and Play: Ideas from around the world
Saturday, March 8
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Visionary designers, artists and historians from across the globe will present and discuss the past, present and future of play in art and design. 

Field Day
Sunday, March 9
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pike Street Hillclimb, across the street from the Seattle Aquarium
Get an insider’s look at how to build a seawall. Participate in family-friendly activities and be part of the time capsule!

Waterfront Seattle is a partnership between the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Department of Planning and Development and Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Waterfront Program replaces the Elliott Bay Seawall, takes down the Alaskan Way Viaduct and designs and constructs the Waterfront Seattle Core Projects. The Core Projects include a new pedestrian promenade, a two-way bicycle track, a new Alaskan Way that accommodates all modes of travel, two rebuilt public piers, new parks and paths and new pedestrian connections between the downtown core and waterfront.

For more information, click here.