Marginal Way Skate Park
Seattle's version of Portland's Burnside Park, where local skaters take over a piece of property and create a skate park and ask for forgiveness later...
This is an excerpt from the Seattle Stranger by Hannah Levin: "We scoped an unused piece of city property," said Demmon, gripping a Pilsner Urquell as he recounted how the effort began. "It was a homeless camp, a garbage dump, an area where prostitutes and drug dealers congregated—it was a piece of shit. We took it, cleaned it up, talked to the area businesses and got them to sign off on our [then] illegal project." You can read the whole story by cliking here.
Like Burnside, they scoped out a covered are which is useful in a city infamous for rainy days. The drawback is that it can be a noisy spot as it right across from the Port of Seattle and there can be lines of semis waiting to get into the port.
The park has fast become the symbolic center of skateboard culture in Seattle.
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|Address||South Hanford Street and East Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98134||Pads Required?||No|
|Free or Pay||Free||Is there a Pro Shop?||No|
|Size||Hours||Dawn to dusk|