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Laurelhurst Firepit to remain open

Over the years, many community members have shared concerns about vandalism and unattended fires at the Laurelhurst firepit (located at Laurelhurst Park next to the community center). When Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) recently proposed addressing these concerns through the removal of the firepit, many community members reached out to say that they were not pleased with this plan.

We heard from many of you about how this firepit still serves as an important community gathering location and how it holds lots of value to the Laurelhurst community. So for now, SPR will not be moving forward with plans to remove the firepit.

We will continue to listen to and respond to public concerns, and will follow the community’s lead on how we can best support community-building efforts and safety in this neighborhood.

If you have comments or concerns about the firepit, please email