Public meeting Wednesday night on improvements to Eastlake’s Roanoke Street End Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a public meeting at 6:30 Wednesday evening (March 30) to discuss improvements to the Roanoke Street End. The meeting will be in the library at TOPS@Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E.

The street end, where four trees were dedicated as Heritage Trees last April, is at Roanoke and Fairview.


The improvements are being implemented as part of the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Master Plan. The Eastlake Community Council came up with the idea for the improvements. Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on the changes along with the Seattle Department of Transportation and the ECC.

According to a meeting announcement, the English ivy that was threatening to take over the park has already been removed. Asphalt will be removed later this year and native plantings will be brought in.

The street end is a quiet spot with lovely trees and access to Lake Union. And it has some history: Bill Boeing’s first airplane was assembled on this site in 1916.

If you’d like more information, contact David Graves, a senior planner with Parks and Recreation, at 206-684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov. Website for the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop is at www.seattle.gov/parks/LakeUnionLoop/default.htm.