Kim Baldwin from Seattle Parks has confirmed that the outcome of the one Crown Hill meeting is that there will be a concrete mini built in the approximately 1500 sq/ft space that has been designated for a skatedot. Â Yes, it’s unimaginative and questionable as to whether or not Pillar was required to “design” it, but it’s something that will get a ton of use and is lacking in the North end skateparks:
Iâ€™m writing to give you a quick update on Crown Hill. Â We decided to go with a miniramp instead of a minibowl. Â Â The community meeting made it clear that either option would be good and acceptable to most everyone. Â The miniramp really fit well into the initial criteria expressed during the whole process, mainly to create a dot good for young beginners that also provided interest for intermediate skaters. Â We also felt like we could get more park for the dollar since a bowl would have required more extensive drainage and possible a geotech report which would have taken time and money.
Brad will be posting his schematic design on his website soon and Parks will post it as well. Â His will be up first. Â Let us know what you think! Â I think the team did a good job at maximizing the space by incorporating it with the proposed plaza. Â We will be moving forward with this design. Minimal changes may occur as we go through design development.
Thanks for your input!
Congrats to all the kids up there who wanted a concrete mini. Â If you wanted something a little more creative, but still mellow, maybe you should start thinking about a field trip.