Emerging from a successful D.I.Y. effort that ended up quickly being destroyed by the city and the area fenced off to remain ugly and dormant, is a new proposal to convert the adjacent existing concrete passive space in West Seattle’s Morgan Junction into something a little more skateable.
Advocates have broken their proposal into two phases:
PHASE 1: 2023-2024
- Work with community, Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks) and their on-call skatepark design contractor to refine concepts
- Relocate/protect irrigation and demo landscaping near Eddy Street.
- Grade and add 750 square feet new concrete pad on existing lawn and north end planting strip near Eddy Street
- Resurface existing concrete, tie into new concrete pad, then install:
- Bank to curb to ledge
- Big Boulder curb with pump bump
- Skateable ledge
- Quarter pipe
- Roll-in, quarter pipe hip
- Round flat bar
- Mellow half pyramid
- Mellow flat bank roll in
- Banked ledge and manny pad Other park elements to remain until phase 2
PHASE 2: 2024-2025
- Observe Phase 1 site use, consult with Parks on need/benefits for Phase
- If high demand warrants Phase 2 expansion, complete phase 2 design including grading, utilities and landscaping
- When new park addition available for public use, move existing non-skate uses from south to north half of park (across Eddy Street). Phase 1 skate features to remain, then:
- Grade and demo landscaping, protect existing utilities, install stormwater drainage and on-site retention system (cisterns for new adjacent p-patch along south slope of Eddy street embankment
- Pour new concrete pad
- Install above ground skate features. Perimeter L-Shaped halfpipe flow section shown is one of many potential options for the Phase 2 expansion.
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