Parks and Recreation is proposing changes in access to open streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, with necessary local access for emergency, service, resident, and disability-permit vehicles:
§ Seward Park Upper Loop Road and Carkeek Park Road west of the Environmental Learning Center, “Walking Wednesdays” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May – September.
§ Lake Washington Boulevard S, even-numbered weekend days (replacing traditional Bicycle Saturday/Sunday), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., May – September (except during the end of July and start of August for SeaFair), Mt. Baker Beach to the entrance to Seward Park; Seward Park to remain open.
§ Volunteer Park Western Loop around the reservoir, full-time year-round closure.
§ Arboretum Road south of the Graham Visitor Center, full-time year-round closure with access for permitted weekend events.
The Parks Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing on these proposals on February 26, 2009, 7-9 p.m. at Parks Headquarters, 100 Dexter Avenue N in Denny Park. For more information on this project and how to submit testimony to the Board, please go to www.seattle.gov/parks/parkboard
If you have additional questions, please contact Karen Tsao at 206-733-9107.
(Councilmember Rasmussen chairs the Council Parks Committee, but the Mayor has overall authority for Parks)