The word came down around noon on Wednesday, July 11th, reported first, as usual, by the West Seattle Blog:BULLETIN: Lincoln Park zipline proposal scrapped, says Parks
A very special thanks to all the people who wrote letters to the Mayor, the City Council, and the Seattle Parks Department. I know there were probably thousands of emails sent in opposition this past week. I believe that those letters most likely set the table for the tipping point that occurred at Tuesday's meeting.
I will close with an email letter that was ready to be sent to the City Council and the Parks Department, but never got sent, because the decision to reverse the zipline proposal was made so quickly. It is from a former student of mine. I am very proud of her, and I hope it serves as a reminder to all of us to listen. To everyone. Always.
I also love to go to Lincoln Park with my friends and even with just my sister and parents! I also love how quiet and peaceful it is at Lincoln Park, but if you build that zipline it would be so loud! It would probably feel like a huge fair instead of a peaceful park.
Also there would be no parking because of all the zipline people! So even if you still wanted to go to Lincoln Park you wouldn’t be able to because there would be nowhere to park.
Now the next time you see an eagle or owl or a picture of one YOU look it straight in the eye and YOU think to yourself “Do I really want to take away this magnificent animal’s home away from it?” And if you decide you do, try telling it “I am going to take your home and it’s going to be ALL MY FAULT.” Or the next time you see a kid think “Do I really want to take away such a wonderful place from these kids?” And also remember I love to go to Lincoln Park but if you build this zipline I won’t want to go anymore.