Skyway Park Takeover Packed 500 Neighbors into 23 Acres

  WHCA Event

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.

West Hill Community Association's booth at the August 2023 Skyway Park Takeover event.

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.

Community Partners

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
  • Hopelink
  • Latino Community Fund

Rec Stations

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

Free Food

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

Great Music

We had the best soundtrack ever for our party. Thanks to:

🎧 DJ MIXX America

🎷 8-Bit Brass Band

Fun Characters

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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Thank you to 4Culture for supporting this great event!


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