Monday, July 28, 2008

Reminder: Delridge Skatepark Public Meeting, Wed. July 30th

A gentle reminder to neighbors, park users, skaters, parents, and other interested people to come to the first public meeting about the Delridge Community Center skate park design.

7:30 to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, July 30th
Delridge Community Center

Skate parks benefit the community because parks are lively, and the sport brings a diversity of people together in a sport people from 7 to 70 enjoy (okay, 70 may be stretching it a bit).

The designers need to understand, though, how the park is used now and what our expectations are. By the way, the wading pool and playground won't be affected. I'm glad to be involved to help ensure it's an enjoyable site for everyone.

Skate park design has come a long way since the earliest days of the sport. There is more awareness of the surrounding neighborhood, and willingness to make a park neighborhood feature. My own hope is that the park is as pleasing as possible even if there is no skating happening.

The more ideas the designers have from the public, the better they'll be able to understand what we want. Otherwise, they'll be left guessing, and we won't have any room to complain.

Won't you come and help make this park as excellent and beautiful as possible?

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