Tag: South Park

South Park Bridge groundbreaking & celebration on Thursday

May 3rd, 2011

It’s tough to beat an afternoon party, especially one that features a 20-foot pinata and officially kicks off the construction of a new bridge reconnecting the South Park neighborhood to the rest of the city. Check out the West Seattle Blog for details on the pinata replica of the 16th Avenue Bridge, which will be suspended from a crane before it’s […]

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South Park Basketball Court Dedication

July 26th, 2010

It was a few weeks ago when I received an invitation to dedication in South Park. As chair of the Parks and Seattle Center Committee, I receive many of these invitations and all are a delight. But this one was a little different. This one was emotional. It wasn’t just a park dedication; it was a tribute, […]

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Thoughts on South Park Bridge closure tonight

June 30th, 2010

We’ve known this day has been coming for months (years, actually), but that doesn’t make it any easier. At 7:00 pm tonight, the South Park Bridge will glide upward into the open position one final time and will remain locked, permanently closing after seventy-eight years of service. Part of me is still in shock about […]

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