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Meeting announced for Discovery Park security gate

December 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

By reporter Steven Smalley

Public discussions continue regarding installation of a security gate on Discovery Park Boulevard to limit access to the beach near the wastewater treatment plant. Seattle Parks and Recreation along with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division extend an invitation to a community presentation to provide an update on the project. As proposed, and previously reported by Magnolia Voice here, local government agencies want to install a gate to block cars 1.5 miles from beach access to the lighthouse in order to control “illegal activities.”

The meeting, with a more convenient start time, will be held this Wednesday, December 11, 6 p.m., at Discovery Park Visitor’s Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd., to review the project’s purpose, hear about community input received, and to take in additional feedback.
The organizers appreciate an RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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  • seattlegirl

    illegal activities including: walking your dogs on the beach (leash law & no dogs on beach law) fires on the beach and parking in the permit only parking spaces. It happens much too often, I have also seen young “adults” climbing the metal structure near the lighthouse.

    • Heywood

      If dogs off leash is your biggest concern, just observe the animals running loose on the soccer fields behind the community center. In all my years I haven’t seen one ticket written, although you could stand and see violations all day long. Police have bigger fish to fry and won’t be bothered when 911 calls alone keep them busy. It’s a red herring to say dogs off-leach present the biggest crime (it was the one you mentioned first) at West Point. All of this hand-wringing revolves around the philosophy that wants to keep people out of public parks, lest they be despoiled. How ironic for a place situated directly next to a sewage treatment plant. By reading the signs written in six languages warning not to eat the shellfish, one can gather the despoilment has already occurred.