|Over Memorial Day weekend, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation are opening 1 mile of Lake Washington Blvd from Mt Baker Park to Genesee Park to people walking, rolling, and biking. We’ll close this stretch to cars around noon on Friday, May 28 and crews will remove the barricades the morning of Tuesday, June 1. |
While the number of vaccinated King County residents continues to grow and as we move toward reopening, children under 12 are currently not eligible for vaccines. We’re working with SDOT to provide more space for people to get outside and play in a healthy way.
What about the rest of the summer?
The global pandemic provided the opportunity to experience the city in a different way and we received a significant volume of input on how Lake Washington Boulevard might operate this summer. We’re still finalizing plans for what the rest of the summer will look like on the Boulevard. In the meantime, we’ll close 1 mile (Mt Baker Park to Genesee Park) on weekends* and will share more as soon as plans are finalized.
*For reliable walking/biking access each weekend, crews will place barricades each Friday PM and remove them each Monday AM (they’ll keep the barricades up longer to accommodate holidays).
To learn more about Stay Healthy Streets please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/stayhealthystreets
The snow might be gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fun, local things to do outdoors with the family! Namely, the always popular closure of a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard to traffic.
This week through Sunday, February 21, one mile of the northern segment of Lake Washington Blvd from Mt. Baker Park to Stan Sayres Park opens to people walking, rolling, and biking, and closes to people driving. Barricades will be removed on Monday, February 22. The closure was originally scheduled to begin last week but was postponed to prep for snow and ice.
Signs have been placed to alert people driving of the temporary change. Read Seattle Department of Transportation’s November update to learn more about Keep Moving Streets and Lake Washington Boulevard. SDOT is planning an April event as well in coordination with spring break from Friday, April 9 thru Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Most Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The few that have opened at partial capacity will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday, with a few exceptions. See below for specifics.
A reminder that Teen Hubs will be closed all week, from Feb. 15-19, for Seattle Public School’s mid-winter break.
These remain CLOSED to the public long term due to the pandemic (only specific programming is currently being offered):
- Community centers
- Indoor swimming pools
- Environmental learning centers
- Small craft centers (Green Lake and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing)
- Teen Life Centers
Closed specifically for this holiday:
- Middle and high school academic support Teen HUBs (closed 2/15-2/19)
- Hygiene Shower Program
- Amy Yee Tennis Center (from 9am to 5pm only)
- Boat ramps
- Golf at Interbay, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle facilities
The beach at Matthews Beach Park (5100 NE 93rd St.) has been closed to wading and swimming after water quality monitoring results showed high bacteria levels. Seattle’s swimming beaches are closed as our region deals with a spike in recent COVID-19 cases. Lifeguards are not on duty, and it is not safe to swim in these spaces.
The closure will initially last one week from today, after which King County Public Health will retest to determine water quality.
More information and updates will be available here: https://green2.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/
King County Public Health page translations:
Spring is here and LW Sundstrom, Inc. will begin the second phase of the Victory Heights Playground improvement project in early April. This phase includes the installation of field drainage, construction of a new drainage swale, construction of an asphalt perimeter loop pathway, completion of the half basketball court, and installation of new benches. We anticipate the playfield to be closed from early April through June. Victory Heights Playground is located in northeast Seattle at 1737 NE 106th St., 98125.
Phase 1 of the Victory Heights Playground improvement project opened to the community in early February 2018. The first phase of the project provided a renovated accessible playground that features new play area equipment for children ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 complete with new slides, net climbing elements, swings, musical instruments, a merry-go-round, and a deluxe coupe car climbing element as requested by the public. The improved picnic area creates an inviting community space with additional picnic tables and seating. The project also reconfigured the basketball court and now offers a separate sand play area.
For more information about the project please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/victory-heights-park-play-area-renovation or contact the project manager, Katie Bang at email@example.com or 206-684-9286.
UPDATE: Seattle Parks and Recreation continues to clear debris
Seattle Parks and Recreation(SPR) will continue work to clean up debris and provide ditch maintenance at two landslide sites along sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle. SPR opened the trail to users for the remainder of today, Jan. 19 and will resume work on Jan 20. The trail will be intermittently closed from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow us to complete the project.
Trail users will experience short intermittently closures between NE 125th St. and NE 135th St. on the Burke Gilman Trail to allow trucks to access the site and remove debris. SPR will provide flaggers to minimize impact to trail users.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this maintenance project.
Seattle Parks and Recreation will begin construction on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to improve the sidewalk, drainage and parking along 16th Ave. S between S Dakota St. and S Nevada St. This project, located just west of Jefferson Playfield, includes new drainage infrastructure, wheel stops to define the parking area, and new street trees. [Read more…]
Rainier Beach Pool will be closed Saturday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 for annual preventive maintenance. The facility will reopen on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.
For more information on Rainier Beach Pool, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/Parks/aquatics/rainierbeachpool.htm.
Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach will reopen Saturday, after two consecutive days of testing showed the water safe for recreation. But a four-block stretch of Lake Washington remains closed to contact by humans and pets pending further testing.
The section of Lake Washington shoreline near Wednesday’s sewage spill site — from South Angeline Street north to the 4200 block of Lake Washington Boulevard South (including Lakewood Moorage) — remains closed. Additional testing will be conducted this weekend.
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Public Health–Seattle and King County closed areas of the lake Wednesday after problems with a pipe valve caused an estimated 12,000 gallons sewage to spill near South Alaska Street and Lake Washington Boulevard South, more than a mile north of the Seward Park beach. [Read more…]
Park to remain closed at least until test results are back, Thursday afternoon
Seattle’s Seward Park swimming beach has been ordered closed following a large sewage spill Wednesday morning into Lake Washington.
Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities made the decision to close the park based on the size of the spill, estimated at about 12,000 gallons. The park will remain closed at least until test results are back from the lab, tomorrow afternoon. [Read more…]