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Checking In On Duck Island After The Illegal Skate Park

It has been nearly two years since Green Lake’s Duck Island received an unwanted addition – a skate park. The park was created illegally and torn down shortly after. (For more on that story, see our previous posts.) Since then, thousand of dollars have been poured into restoration of Green Lake’s tiny island that is […]

What’s The Latest On Duck Island’s Restoration?

A quick update about the Duck Island restoration project. After the illegal skate bowl was removed in August, the Parks Department said the next step would be do restore and maintain the island that was damaged by the concrete structure. This week the Seattle Parks Department began work with Green Seattle Partnership to restore the space. The Green […]

A Breakdown Of The Costs To Remove and Clean Up Duck Island’s Illegal Skate Bowl

Earlier this week the Parks Department took down the illegally constructed skate bowl on Duck Island, a protected nature area. As we reported two weeks ago, that would likely come with some hefty costs. And this week we found out how much. The Parks Department anticipates that it will cost $33,000 to deconstruct the skate bowl […]

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

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 […]

Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club: Duck Island Race Series

A good friend once told me, “make sure you do things on Friday nights even if you are dog tired after work. It will help to make the weekend feel even longer.” And she was right. I highly recommend it. And if you are looking for a fun Friday night activity I have one that is […]

Green Lake’s Duck Island Illegal Skate Park

By now you have probably heard that Green Lake’s Duck Island has an illegal skate park. And if not, here’s the CliffsNotes version: a group of individuals built a skate “bowl” in secret as part of the Nike’s SB Project 58. The Nike endorsed site has since been taken down, but according to The Seattle Times, the […]

A Look Back At Green Lake Through A Painter’s Eyes

A photo posted to a Facebook group recently caught my eye. It may look familiar to you too? That’s right, it’s Green Lake and Duck Island. And it was painted long before rollerbladers and modern strollers rolled down the now paved path. I reached out to the person that posted the photo of the painting […]

August Green Lake Happenings

  Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club’s Duck Island Race Series This summer series is open to all human-powered paddle craft. After the race stay for a hot dog or veggie dog and share a potluck dish among the other racers. For more information about this series, check out our recent post. August 18 and 25, […]

Green Lake In The News

This weekend was a busy time for Green Lake. When the news helicopters weren’t circling to show footage of Duck Island’s illegally constructed skate park, news of Spud Fish & Chips closing (and reopening in a new building) caused quite a stir. Here’s your Monday highlights of both stories: The Illegal Skate Park on Duck […]

Beginning Fly Casting Class at Green Lake Starts April 4

The Northwest Fly Anglers is sponsoring a beginners fly casting class on Green Lake, staring April 4th. If you are just beginning in the sport or just want a tune up, this is the class for you. The class runs for six consecutive Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and meets at the Green Lake Casting Pier. (Located on […]

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