Your support is needed! (And it will be easy – read on!)
A small group of Green Lakers is rallying for a worthwhile cause: the Green Lake Bathhouse, a neighborhood treasure, is in dire need of upgrading.
As modesty became less of concern, use of the bathhouse decreased. In 1970, the Parks Department converted the building into a 130-seat theater. The bathhouse continues to this day to operate as a theater, and currently it is leased from the city by the Seattle Public Theater.
Sadly, the building is in need of some serious repair.
The roof leaks in several locations, including onto seats in the theater. (If you have ever attended a performance during a rain storm, you may have seen buckets on these seats!)
There is water damage to the ceiling, the walls, the floors, and the carpets.
There is also an ongoing problem with crime at the bathhouse. There is chronic vandalism, and the building was broken into and burglarized last year. There were a couple of violent fights near the building last summer.
So, how can you help? Read on.
A group of concerned neighbors is proposing to the city that much-need repairs and security upgrades be made to the bathhouse theater. Specifically, they are hoping to receive funding from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.
Applications for funding are due this Monday, February 1st. The paperwork is being taken care of. All that is needed from you – and this will really help – is for you to demonstrate your support of the project. And how to do that?
Simply add a comment to this post indicating that you support the project. Ta-da! You’ve done your part for your neighborhood. Nice work!
Update, March 11: Read more about the effort to secure funding to restore the bathhouse, and how you can help.