The City of Seattle Wants You to Name that Park!

The City of Seattle, the Seattle DOT, and the Seattle Parks Foundation are working on a a new trail around Lake Union. There isn’t much you can do about using the unnamed trail until it’s been completed and opened to the public, but there is something you can do about it’s unnamed status. Enter the “Help Name the Lake Union Trail” contest [Seattle Parks] and not only could you have the satisfaction of having made your permanent mark on the city, you could win a Novara bicycle from REI, four tickets to the Lake Union/Lake Wash Argosy Cruise (this is really a great cruise, if you’ve never taken it, you totally should) or a $50 gift certificate to Outdoor & More. Put your thinking caps on now if you want your suggestion to have a chance at winning–the entry deadline is February 18th after which Mayor Nickels will select the winner.

Here’s the concept sketch of the trail. As you can see, it’s pretty straightforward, just a trail that follows the lake’s boundaries. The trail will cross the lake at two points, the Fremont Bridge and the University Bridge. I think it would be a lot of fun to walk the whole trail on a nice day, someday, when the trail is done and the weather has improved.


11 Comments so far

  1. George Bush (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    The VUT — Vaguely Uterine Trail

    Ride the SLUT to the VUT!

  2. wesa (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    I was just thinking of posting about this! I’m excited.

  3. Wim L (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    The Circum-Union Nature Trail? The Open Recreational Green Space Margin? Sorry, my mind’s in the gutter today.

  4. Patricia Eddy (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 11:21 am
  5. John Eddy (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    Like I suggested in the original post on the dilly:

    South (Lake Union) MultiUse Trail.

    I do love me the smut.

  6. zee (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    Sorry, Patricia, I don’t know how I missed that.

  7. Tony B. (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    How about The Slingshot Trail? Kind of looks like one.

  8. John Eddy (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 12:52 pm

    What’s that green line on queen anne?

  9. Zee (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 1:35 pm

    John, I looked at the larger version of the map on the Parks’ site ( and there’s no legend, but it appears that green indicates parks or greenspace.

  10. Michael Hanscom (unregistered) on January 31st, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

    Lake Union Trail Exists For Interurban Socialization and Kindness.


    (It’d probably work better if Seattle was smack-dab in the middle of Minnesota….)

  11. t.p.n. (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 7:21 am

    Future Site of Lake Union Monorail (2029)

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