Green Lake inner walking path slated for new paint stripe July 7 and 8, 2021

two workers using a wheeled machine to apply paint to the street follow a large truck. Orange safety cones mark the closed part of the street.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will work with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) on July 7 and 8 to re-paint the middle stripe on the inner loop path around Green Lake. The work will take place from 7:30 pm to approximately 6 am the next morning on both days. No overall closure of the path is required, but park visitors are asked to be mindful of the large truck, painting equipment and crews that will slowly traverse the loop. “Wet paint” signs will be placed on safety cones to mark the section of the path being worked on, and visitors are asked to avoid stepping on the new line as the paint is drying. 

The painting work is scheduled for evenings through early mornings due to the temperature requirements for applying the paint; surfaces must remain below 105 degrees for successful application. 

The inner loop path around Green Lake remains one-way and pedestrian only, as it has been since the beginning of the pandemic. Foot traffic and wheelchairs are permitted on the path; other wheels are not.  

The Green Lake path stripe was last painted in 2019; SPR expects the paint being used for this striping project to last 10 years or more.