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Duck Island’s Illegal Skate Park To Be Disassembled Starting August 22

August 9, 2017 3:53pm

This just in… the illegally-constructed Duck Island skate ramp is scheduled to be disassembled later this month.  The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department confirms that the illegal skate ramp that was constructed earlier this summer on Duck Island will be removed starting Tuesday August 22.

A Seattle Parks Spokesperson tells us that park crews will use jackhammers to break it apart. They will also use two boats and a floating dock/barge to make loading easier. A staging area will be located near the Aqua Theatre and will likely be roped off. But the park, water and walking path will remain open during that time. All of the remnants will be disposed of, which may be costly.

Parks Department officials are currently working on the estimates of how much this entire “de-commissioning” may cost. We will be following up with the Parks Department to find the final number after it is disassembled.

Work should be completed by August 24.