Community Post

The Fence Has Got To Go

Concept: Public means for us all. 

Please join me this Saturday, 11/19 from 2 to 4 to enjoy a park that has not been  very public for quite some time!  For the day I have a new name for the Madison Park North Beach, it will be the “1% Park for a Day Park”.  Bring a friend, a ball, a frisbee, some coffee, your dog and see the view blocked by a nice old fence.  I will have a petition for the Parks Board supporting removal of the fence and requesting that the Parks Dept. put a regular Parks sign, you know, the tan,red, orange, green and blue park sign, that is in every other park in our area and the City except this one.  Also, go to Google Earth, put in 43rd Ave E and E Lynn and see an amazing view!  The day the view was taken Madison Beach, 3 blocks down, will show wall to wall people and at the “1% Park” exactly 1 person on a towel, perfect 1% and 99% use of 2 “public” parks.  You can also e-mail the Parks Board at [email protected] to give you view on this.  Next hearing will be Dec. 8th, so get it in ASAP.  Help increase open space and water access for us all.  The #11 bus stops right at the “1% Park” and there is street parking.

Editor’s Note: See our previous story for more background on the Madison Park North Beach fence debate.

3 thoughts on “The Fence Has Got To Go

  1. I agree it would be nice to have the fence down, but to say this park is not very public is ridiculous, 99% of the park is open, just the shoreline is blocked. It is not as crowded because it is not a swimming beach, and there are no proposals to make it one. But it is well used as a park and would be even better without the fence keeping us off the rocks.

  2. This is one of the more silly posts I have read in a couple days. So many % signs being thrown around these days. We are still humans, and I prefer to identify as one (human, instead of a mathematical sign). You chase that fence. Go chase it. It’s gonna be a cold one by the water for your dreamy little protest.