The Park

Green Lake’s Path is Getting a Fresh Coat of Paint Today

May 2, 2015 8:44am


Update at 5/2/14 11:15am — The Parks Department notified us that the painting has been postponed to a future date.

Starting in the next hour, the center yellow line on Green Lake’s pedestrian path will get a fresh coat of paint.
Earlier this week crews pressure washed the existing line which separates the walkers from the wheeled users of the park.

The painting project should start at 9 a.m. and take about 6 to 8 hours to complete.

Seattle Parks and Recreation contracted with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to paint the line, proving that the Green Lake path may be one of the most congested areas in the city and needs the help of a transportation department (we are only kind of joking here).

According to a Parks Department press release, “this City collaboration provides a more efficient way to paint the path and will minimize the amount of time the path is closed to the community. Use of the SDOT truck will enable completion of this work in a shorter time frame than is typical and will provide more visible, long lasting lines.  SDOT will provide a pilot truck for the paint truck and staff will tail the paint truck to warn pedestrians as the wet paint is applied.”

Visitors to Green Lake Park on Saturday, May 2 will see the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) painting the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path. SDOT will begin work at 9 a.m. and anticipates the project will take 6 to 8 hours.  The lines on the Green Lake path define the rules of use for many thousands of people per year and help regulate congestion on the path. The City asks park visitors for their patience and cooperation during the painting.