By Devin Chicras
At August’s epic Skyway Park Takeover, we found out what happens when 500 neighbors run wild across 23 acres full of free food, ice cream, sports and activities, live entertainment, and a furry human-sized otter. Thank you to all of our friends who made this day special.
Much gratitude goes out to our partners at King County Parks who helped make us make this incredible event a reality. All photos courtesy of our Skyway neighbor, the brilliant Nikki Barron.
Our resource alley was filled with some incredible community partners sharing free resources and giveaways. Shout out to:
- King County Metro / Skyway Community Van
- Skyway Library
- Bike Works
- King County Fire District 20
- King County Sheriff’s Office
- King County Local Services
- Skyway Coalition
- Latino Community Fund
There was SO much to do across 23 acres of park, including:
Street hockey with Buoy from Seattle Kraken
Double dutch with Double Dutch Divas
Painting with Seattle Paint Party
Fitness challenge with Skyway Strength
Soccer clinic with Skyway United FC
Erg machines with Renton Rowing Center’s Skyway Youth Program
Lawn games, bubbles, pickle ball, basketball, and more with King County Parks’ Mobile Engagement Team and White Center Teen Program
We gave away over ONE THOUSAND TICKETS for free food, drinks, and ice cream from local vendors:
Sandwiches and chips from Angel City Deli
Elotes from Crazy Corn
Dessert from Funtastic Ice Cream
Custom-made drinks from Taqueria Dona Mari
We had the best soundtrack ever for our party. Thanks to:
DJ MIXX America
8-Bit Brass Band
Thank you to our special guests for making the day extra special.
Spider-Man (Emerald City Avenger)
Spider-Man (Jaime Lambey)
Spider-Man (Spidey Ty)
Spider-Man (Talique Metz)
Captain America (Martin James McFly)
Marta the River Otter (King County Parks)
Buoy the Troll (Seattle Kraken)
Seattle Dinosaur Family
An Extra Wacky Race
How else can you end such a perfect day but watch a bunch of silly characters, first responders, and kids battle it out in a silly bat race? Thank you to all who participated and helped us end the event on a high note.
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