Lake City Skatespot at Virgil Flaim Park

Updated: November 15, 2016

Fall 2016

We are currently working on the construction documents and will put the project out to bid soon. We will work with the contractor during this time to minimize impact to the park, although many of the pathways and the basketball court will be closed from late spring to mid-summer.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, Cascade Design Collaborative and Grindline Skateparks thank everyone who attended the first and second public meeting. 

Seattle Parks is working with our design team to respond to comments heard at the public meeting. We will be adding a second basketball hoop at the basketball court and are working on a way to delineate or separate the skatespot and the basketball court.

Thank you also to everyone who participated in our Twitter chat on July 21. We appreciate your input.

Spring 2015

Seattle Parks and Recreation selected Cascade Design Collaborative as the design consultant for this project. Together we will reach out to the community for design input. Please watch this page for input opportunities.


Virgil Flaim Park, 2750 NE 125th St, 98125


The Opportunity Fund allocates $750,000 for the planning, design and construction of this project. This project received a $75,000 King County Youth Sports Grant.


Planning: Fall 2014 - Winter 2015
Design: Spring 2015 - Winter 2015
Construction: January - July 2017
Completion: July 2017

Project Description

This project was selected for the second round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application received in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget. All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

The Lake City Skatespot project will add a small skateboard park (skatespot), relocate the basketball court, and add other amenities and improvements at Virgil Flaim Park.

Virgil Flaim skatespot concept

Community Participation

Input Opportunity #1 7/13/2015

Input Opportunity #3 9/28/2015