Seattle Parks is working on a few things that should be right up Capitol Hill’s alley. We told you recently that the Seattle parks board is considering a plan to close most of Volunteer Park to automobile traffic. You can see their briefing on the proposal here.
There is another briefing scheduled to be part of the board’s meeting on Thursday that Cap Hill might also be interested in.
The subject: Non-tennis Activity on Tennis Courts. Also known as dodgeball.
Photo by M.V. Jantzen
Last summer, Parks kicked dodgeballers off the Cal Anderson tennis courts because they weren’t playing tennis. As part of the decision, the Parks board pledged to look for an alternative location near Capitol Hill that was dodgeball and “non-tennis” appropriate.
Now the board is considering 16 locations on and around the Hill that have potential to be used exclusively for “non-tennis” activities. Yay. Down with tennis! These locations include:
- TT Minor playground
- Miller Playfield
- Lowell Elementary
- A planned park at 12th and James
And several other options — some of them so wacky the briefing descriptions dismiss the location out of hand. Don’t even think about it Lincoln Park Courts, you are too crowded with parks storage to host dodgeball.
Parks board meets tomorrow night to discuss the non-tennis and Volunteer Park briefings. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org . The Volunteer Park traffic closure will be discussed at a public meeting on Feb. 26th. No public meeting scheduled for dodgeball yet.