Early morning is the time to go to Delridge, if you can. There were only 3 other people there this weekday morning at 9am. Great for beginners and/or, ahem, folks like me who have been skating for almost 20 years but REALLY need to focus.

Grindline was there fixing  the sidewalk that was torn up from the construction. It’s gonna be nice. I appreciate a good sidewalk. Now that we have a great skate park, I think it’s important to 1. connect the parks  for pedestrians/skaters and 2. make it safer to get there.

Building a great public space (aka: skatepark) is not just about the skateable features within the concrete footage, but following it all the way through – improving the space around it to make it easily accessible for all and creating a strong infrastructure that will last for generations.

There is so much to learn and think about when it comes to living in the city. Being able to focus on skate parks has been a great lesson and now… maybe I can tackle the rest, as overwhelming as it can be.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be take action on all the challenges, but I do know that now I’ll be able to warm up on my way to the skate park on the next early morn.

3 Responses to “Early Morning at Delridge”
  1. techripper says:

    awesome! i love this website! is this park under construction? i’ve never been there before does anyone know the address?

  2. Nancy Folsom says:

    Hi, Kims! I’m glad you like the skatepark and that your vision includes more than just the park. All the challenges and opportunities within the N. Delridge area can be a bit daunting, but rest assured there are a bunch of folks interested in teaming up to keep the momentum. I’m working a grant proposal now for a project geared towards building leadership skills with in the skating community. If you’d like to know about it, I’d love to tell you what we’re doing, and see if you’d like to join us. MLJ has my email address.

  3. kims says:

    Hey Techripper- This park is OPEN! It’s in West Seattle on the corner of Delridge and Genessee, next to the Delridge Community Center and across from Youngstown Cultural Art Center.
    Nancy! Nancy Chang told me you are heading up the steering committee for the Youth Employment Skateboarding program. Thank you! Count me in.

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