A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


13-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake park Friday afternoon

July 13th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake on Friday afternoon.

From the SPD Blotter:

As the girl was listening to music at the park, a man called out her name. The girl thought she knew the man and walked up to him.

The suspect then grabbed the girl and dragged her to a secluded area near the water and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was able to escape and fled to the Bitter Lake Community Center. The suspect was last seen leaving the park along Bitter Pl. North.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

The suspect is described as a white man, 40 years old with a heavy build.

Sexual Assault Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.

If you have any information about this case, please call 911 or contact detectives at (206) 684-5575.

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Bitter Lake Reservoir park space to reopen Thursday

January 9th, 2013 by Doree

Seattle Parks and Recreation has completed its Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement Project, which will allow the public to enjoy a new park space at North 143rd Street and Linden Avenue North. It was one of 15 projects to receive funding through the first round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund.

The Parks Department says it will remove construction fencing around the project by tomorrow.

The overarching goal for this community initiated project is to provide a park-like atmosphere with useable amenities where the Bitter Lake community can gather and play. The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project provides a new creative children’s play space between the new P-patch and the existing plaza along with plantings and irrigation near Mark Lere’s “Seattle Scatter Piece.” The area now meets current Americans with Disability accessibility and safety standards.

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Bitter Lake Reservoir public meeting on Wednesday

September 24th, 2011 by Doree

It’s a bit north of Greenwood, but we wanted to tell you that Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting a community meeting on the Bitter Lake Reservoir Enhancement project from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at Tressa Apartments, 14200 Linden Ave. N.

Parks will present a refined schematic plan for the project based on input heard at the first public meeting held in July. The overarching goal for this project is to provide a park-like atmosphere and useable amenities for the residents living in the Bitter Lake Reservoir neighborhood. This Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund project provides a new creative children’s play space between the new P-patch and the existing plaza, and brings social space improvements to the plaza. The project site is located along N 143rd St. and the corner of Linden Ave. N.

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Broadview — Bitter Lake — Haller Lake neighborhood planning meeting Tuesday

June 20th, 2011 by Doree

If you live just north of Greenwood in the Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake neighborhoods, you have a chance to shape and improve your neighborhood through a Neighborhood Plan workshop on Tuesday night.

The workshop is hosted by the City of Seattle and the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, and will help create the Broadview – Bitter Lake – Haller Lake Vision 2020 Neighborhood Plan. The city says several hundred neighbors have already participated in the first round in March by sharing why they chose their neighborhood, what’s important to keep, what’s missing, and what needs attention.

Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake neighbors cited these five items as the most important to concentrate on:

  • Places where neighbors come together to shop, dine, and play
  • Ways to preserve the neighborhood’s natural beauty and character
  • A more hospitable and pleasant Aurora Avenue North Complement growth with urban amenities and sidewalks
  • Support for community program, events, and organization
  • To walk and bike safely

Neighborhood Advisory Committees (NAC), consisting of community members who are passionate about their community and understand the importance of engaging others in this work, are advising the City on the update.

To request interpretation, ADA accommodations, or to sign up for childcare, contact Kerry Wade at (206) 733-9091or kerry.wade@seattle.gov.

Tuesday’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Broadview-Thomson K-8 School, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., in the cafeteria. The first 30 minutes is for refreshments and socializing. The presentation and interactive program is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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