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Parks and Public Space

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Seattle Launches Next Phase of Be’er Sheva Park Renovations

Since its April grand opening, the renovated Be'er Sheva Park features a new community stage, artworks, a restored shoreline, picnic tables, and benches, with a second phase of improvements in planning. The park hosts a weekly Chocolate Sunday celebration of Black culture.

Seattle Mayor’s Office Was Behind Reduced Bicycle Weekends Schedule

After initially announcing an expanded schedule for Bicycle Weekends, Seattle Parks walked it back. Internal emails reveal why.

Seattle Transforms Alki Point Street with Added Walking and Rolling Space

The newly transformed section of Beach Drive SW has turned walkers and rollers into priority users while still allowing vehicle access. Meanwhile, a coalition allied around parking concerns continues to plot a way to undo the safety project.

Stadium District Site Could Be a Bellwether of Downtown Seattle’s Future

The opportunity to redevelop nearly five acres across from Lumen Field is pitting competing interests against each other. Some hope to see housing, but industrial stakeholders are pushing back.

Construction Starts on Wilburton Trestle, a Centerpiece of the Eastrail

Last week, King County celebrated the start of construction on a $37 million project to upgrade Bellevue's Wilburton Trestle and create one of the most pivotal and scenic spans of the Eastrail. The Eastside walking and biking trail will ultimately stretch 42 miles between Renton and Woodinville.

Op-Ed: Monuments Teach Important Historical Lessons… If We Don’t Hide Them Away

Monuments can help cities tell their history and forge a culture. But to do a good job of it requires telling the whole story of the region, not just elites and colonizers. And the monuments need to be front and center.
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An Urbanist Guide to Things To Do in Bellevue’s BelRed

BelRed combines a nascent South Lake Union, SoDo, and the International District. Spring District Station has a South Lake Union feel with tech offices emerging from a large light industrial presence. Both have some hidden gems.

Summertime Shuttles Launch at Seattle Waterfront, Discovery Park

Special shuttle services launch this week with the return of the Waterfront and Discover Park shuttles. Both shuttles will run at least through Labor Day weekend, with the Waterfront shuttle starting on Friday, May 24 and the Discovery Park shuttle starting on Saturday, May 25.