Northwest NEWS

August 28, 2000


Bothell Skate Park reopens after repairs

The City of Bothell Skate Park reopened Thursday, Aug. 24, after being closed for repair and annual maintenance work.
   The Skate Park was closed on August 11 when parks and Recreation Staff noticed possible signs of safety hazards within some of the ramp structures and closed the park immediately. The park is located at 9815 NE 188th.
   Repair work included reinforcement of ramp structures, installing additional railing and annual maintenance work including sanding and painting of decking and siding. City of Bothell Parks and Recreation Decision reports 11 area teens contributed in the sanding and painting work. These teens regular users of the Bothell Skate Park.
   "We had great response from teens who volunteered to assist the annual maintenance work of the park," said Bothell Park Superintendent Clark Meek."They really pitched in to help reopen the Skate Park as soon as possible and for that, we send out a huge thanks."
   Bothell Skate Park will open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until labor day.
   On Sept. 5th, Skate Park hours change to 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
   Bothell Skate Park opened in August, 1999 and is a popular spot for inline skaters and skateboarders.
   For more information about Bothell Skate Park or other Bothell parks, please contact Parks and Recreation at 425-486-7430, ext. 4377.