Construction is a way of life in a city like Seattle. We are always trying to build bigger and better things and with our land so limited, it’s always annoying to see a building site gone awry. Such is the case with the huge eyesore in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle.
I happen to love the Greenlake area as it is home to none other than Greenlake, a nice man-made lake with a 3 mile walking/biking trail and boathouse, as well as a small theater. I’ve done several 5ks at the lake and regularly run on the trial. I hate the abundance of stroller-pushing mothers who act like they own the place, but I’m likely to be just like them when the time comes.
Back to the eye sore. As Seattle is a city of creative ingenuity, it comes as no surprise that a local has found the perfect use for that space. He proposes a playpen. And what a great idea!
The sign […] indicates that the empty lot will be used “to construct one ground level ball pit pond containing 1,200,000 cu. ft. of rainbow plastic balls.” [Furthermore] “parking for for 171 bicycles, 65 unicycles, and 13 tricycles to be provided in 2 levels within the structure,” the sign reads. “Existing ramp to be converted to one 40 ft. slide.”
You can find the story on the Mygreenlake blog, one of many Seattle neighborhood blogs that keep me in the know!