Board of Park Commissioners to hold a Public Hearing on Inner Loop Use at Green Lake Park

The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 28 on a proposed policy change regarding use of the inner loop at Green Lake Park. This policy change would restrict all bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, and other wheeled recreation uses from using the inner loop until further notice. This would not apply to a person with a disability who uses wheeled equipment.

This use change has been in effect since April 2020 related to the COVID pandemic through an emergency rulemaking procedure. This proposed temporary policy change would keep this temporary use restriction in effect until the Superintendent determines it appropriate to take further action.

After reviewing public comments and deliberating on the content of the proposed policy change, the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners will hold a vote to determine a recommendation to Superintendent Jesús Aguirre.

PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS

The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners will hold the public hearing on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM in conjunction with its regularly scheduled meeting. Those who want to give input on the proposed changes but are not able to come to the meeting can give written comments, which bear equal weight to verbal comments. Please email comments to rachel.acosta@seattle.gov.

Due to the COVID-19 civil emergency declared by the City and the State of Washington, persons who wish to participate in or attend the hearing will do so remotely. Please check the meeting agenda a few days prior to the meeting for instructions to sign up to speak at: https://www.seattle.gov/board-of-parks-and-recreation-commissioners/calendar.   

Questions concerning the public hearing, including requests for disability accommodations, may be directed to Rachel Acosta at Seattle Parks and Recreation via e-mail at: rachel.acosta@seattle.gov.

WRITTEN COMMENTS

Please send comments to Rachel Acosta at Seattle Parks and Recreation, via e-mail at: rachel.acosta@seattle.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Rachel Acosta

Seattle Parks and Recreation

100 Dexter Avenue N

                                                                           Seattle, WA  981095102                                 

Written comments should be received by 5:00 PM on October 27.