Lake City Skatespot at Virgil Flaim Park

Updated: September 13, 2017

Thank you, Seattle

This Lake City community-initiated project is complete! The ribbon raising celebration was held September 9 with a very large turn out from the surrounding community families and skateboarders. Event and project partners Skate Like a Girl, Wells Fargo & Company, Children's Home Society of Washington and Seattle Public Library Lake City Branch Teen Librarian DIY Project participated in various ways including booths, skateboard lessons and help building bookshelves from old skateboards.

View photos from the celebration here.

Thank you to Wells Fargo for donating $30,000 to help fund completion of the skate park and colored concrete through its "LIFT the Block" neighborhood revitalization program. Also, to the King County Youth and Amateur Sports Facilities program that awarded $75,000 to the project.

Finally, thank you to the community for their patience and cooperation during construction.

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


Virgil Flaim Park, 2700 NE 123th 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: February - August 2017
Completion: Late August 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