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Skate Like a Girl offers free skateboard lessons at Lower Woodland Skatepark

photo credit: Jeff Sandquist Skate Like a Girl, a local program that empowers youth through skateboarding activities, is offering free skateboarding lessons to youth aged twelve and younger at the Lower Woodland Skatepark on Saturday, Sept 17 and Saturday, Sept 24, 2011, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Lower Woodland Skatepark is located at the western end of the space between Soccer Field #2 and the cloverleaf ball diamonds at Woodland Park (5201 Green Lake Way N). The free lessons are being offered through Youth Employment Skateboarding (YES). YES, which teaches leadership and employment skills to local young adults, was created by Skate Like a…

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Skate Jam at Lower Woodland Skatepark tomorrow (Saturday)

There will be a Skate Jam at the Lower Woodland Skatepark tomorrow (Saturday, September 3, 2011), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event, which is free and open to all ages and abilities, is sponsored by Youth Employment Skateboarding (YES), a program administered by Skate Like a Girl, through a City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods grant. The event’s Facebook page lists the following schedule: 10:00 AM BEGINER LESSONS 12:00 PM BOWL JAM BEGINNER FUNTESTS LADIES JAM 2:00 PM MASTERS (30+) JAM BBQ (FREE FOR THOSE THAT SIGN IN) GAME OF SKATE 3:00 PM ADVANCED JAM 4:00 PM BEST TRICK 4:45…

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Local group ‘Skate Like a Girl’ looks to Green Lake for community partners

Skate Like a Girl (SLAG), a grassroots organization whose mission is “to empower girls and women through the vehicle of skateboard-related programs,” is reaching out to the Green Lake neighborhood, home of the Lower Woodland Skatepark. “We are trying to mobilize communities to take ownership of their skateparks,” SLAG Board Chair Nancy Chang says. SLAG is helping put together a neighborhood steering committee to advocate and advise on skateboard program needs.  The group is applying for funding from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Large Projects Fund, which provides awards up to $100,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a…

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Parks Department cancels plans for new Lower Woodland Skatepark lighting

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…

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Parks Department to add new lighting at Lower Woodland Skatepark

Some new lights are scheduled to be installed at the Lower Woodland Skatepark. The 17,000 sq. foot skateboard park opened in the spring of 2008.  It is located at the western end of the space between Soccer Field #2 and the cloverleaf ball diamonds at Woodland Park. Kelly Davidson, Project Manager at Seattle Parks and Recreation, says that the Parks Department plans to add light to existing poles at the skatepark.  “The new lights would be focused on the skatepark only,” Davidson told us.  She said that the lights would be on a timer and would not run all night….

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