Back in October, Seattle Parks and Recreation announced that new lights would soon be installed at the Lower Woodland Skatepark.
Reaction to the plan was mixed, as evidenced by the differing views that were expressed in the comments left on our October story about the proposed new lighting.
Some commenters questioned the expense of the lights. ”Does the City have money to waste on lights while laying off librarians and other personnel?” asked one. ”I keep hearing about budget cuts EXCEPT when it’s time to write a check for a truly terrible idea,” added another.
The latest word from the Parks Department is that funding is in fact not available for the new lights. The plan is on hold, at least for now.
If the lighting is considered again in the future, Project Manager Kelly Davidson says, skatepark neighbors will receive notification through the mail of a public meeting.