Green Lake Park Inner Loop

Update

Green Lake Park’s Inner Loop path has been a valued recreational amenity for decades. Prior to 2020, the path was shared among pedestrians and wheeled users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle Parks and Recreation limited use to only pedestrians, strollers, and uses protected under the ADA. On September 22nd SPR recommended, and the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners agreed, to return to the historic use guidelines for the Inner Loop, once more allowing wheeled users.

SPR is currently working on an implementation plan to return to shared use of the path no later than November 1, 2022. The BPRC urged a thoughtful return to these guidelines to reduce confusion and conflicts. The plan will look at signs, pavement markings, outreach, and education and ensure that when the regulations are implemented certain key elements will be in place.

SPR appreciates the hundreds of comments we have received about the Inner Loop’s use guidelines. The experiences shared provide valuable information and perspective to help ensure this shared use path is safe and enjoyable. If you have ideas about ways to make the Green Lake Inner Loop work well for all users, please send them to Todd.Burley@seattle.gov by October 10th. An implementation plan will be presented to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners on October 13, 2022.