Kevin Hilman is trying to get a skatepark built in Lake City. This part of the North end always gets dissed because it’s a part of Seattle, but it’s often not thought to be. It’s also contains several pockets of concentrated lower income housing, which is something that’s usually attributed to South Seattle. People forget that not all of North Seattle looks like Maple Leaf.
Heres what Kevin has to say in his own words about his effort to get the spot built. Please feel free to reach out and help the guy if you care about skateparks in Seattle. He has created a website and is doing all of the right things. He just needs some skaters to step up and work with him to make it happen.
New skatespot project in Lake City
There’s a new skatespot project trying to gain momentum in Lake City,
and they need your help. Identified as part of the city-wide skatepark
plan, Lake City Playground has been recommended as a location for a
skatespot. The proposed park is about 2 blocks west of Dick’s.
A skatepark in some form has long been on the wish list for the
neighborhood, so the project has strong support from various local
businesses and community groups such as the Lake City Chamber of
Commerce and the Lake City Development Council. However, while the
project has strong support, it needs more people to get to the next
level. What is currently needed is a core group of volunteers to drive
the project forward.
Specifically help is needed for:
– designing, distributing flyers
– ongoing outreach to neighbors, local business, youth organizations
– grant writing
– exploring other fund raising opportunities
If you live in NE Seattle, or know some skaters or skater parents that
do, please let them know about this project, and encourage them show
their support, or even better, to get involved.
For more details, background, maps, contact info, etc. see the project