Makeshift skatepark closure gets more reinforcement
The do it yourself, skater made skate park that took over the site adjacent to the Morgan Junction Park got some extra reinforcement on Nov. 9. A crew from Seattle Parks and the Conservation Corps was on site to do "double fencing", add some "chicken wire" atop the existing chain link fencing and perform some vegetation clearing on the site.
More attention was focused on the site in early October when WestsideSeattle.com highlighted the fact that home made ramps and other skater features had been built by a variety of people seeking a place to ride skateboards.
The existing parks on Delridge Way and Genesee Street SW and at Roxhill Park are very popular and sometimes too busy.
Nonetheless, the site next to the park is contaminated by years of use as an automotive repair shop and then a dry cleaner and must be restricted. Parks has said it is part of next years budget request and will require full remediation before it can be converted into park land.