Get Your Green On!

Announcing the first annual Green SeaTac Day.


At this ecology focused event volunteers will be trained how to help clear invasive species and plant additional trees at the Angle Lake Nature Trail Site (formerly known as the ‘Hughes Property’ just south of the existing Angle Lake Public Park and Boat Ramp). All tools and gloves will be provided.
September 21st, 2019
9am -noon
Snack lunch will be provided to registered volunteers.

In addition to improving the natural environment at this park, we invite you to learn tips about natural yard care, safe disposal of toxic household products, increase recycling and decrease negative environmental impacts. 

Kitchen food scrap containers will be offered FREE to the first 25 SeaTac residents (must have curbside collection service with Recology CleanScapes) and all participants will be eligible to enter to win a Rain Barrel (retail value $25).

To ensure enough tools, gloves and snacks are available for all volunteers please RSVP by contacting the City of SeaTac Public Works Department at (206) 973-4763 or email mgiem@seatacwa.gov

They’re Back!... Ten Years Straight

For the tenth year, swimmers numbering in the hundreds will gather once again on the shores of Angle Lake eager to participate in the ‘last’ 1 and 2 mile open water competition swim of the season. 

September 14th, 2019
Angle Lake, SeaTac WA
8:30 am Check-In for all events

The last open water swim of the Season... for youth and masters swimmers. This year's Last Gasp of Summer includes the USMS One and Two Mile events, Julie Montiel Fun Swim, USA One, Two Mile and 500-meter events. 
Angle Lake has become a favorite location for this event. The course will run nearly the entire length of the east-west leg and will be marked with large buoys. Motorboats, kayaks, and lifeguards will be strategically located around the course to monitor race operations and lend assistance if necessary. Nearly 150 Master Swimmers are expected to compete in one of four events, while Youth will have their own separate events to compete in.  The course will be cleared by noon and the event is expected to conclude no later than 1:00 PM.

Volunteer
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of volunteer effort to pull off an event of this magnitude and the organizers could always use additional help. If interested in lending a hand, simply show up no later than 8:30 AM and ask for an assignment including if you’d like to help patrol the course from your kayak. All volunteers will be welcome to join the athletes enjoying a free picnic lunch.

A history page has been added to The Last Gasp of Summer website to capture all the fun facts from previous years!

The Return of Racing on Angle Lake

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA) returns to Angle Lake to host the Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta this weekend, September 7th and 8th!
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 10 AM to 6 PM

Just like last year, boat racing will occur both Saturday and Sunday on the East-West leg of the lake. Spectators will have great views from the park hillside and again be welcome into the Race Pits** to see the boats up close and meet the racers with their crew. For safety reasons, the park beach will be restricted to race operations only.

The western most portions of the East-West leg of the lake will also be off limits for public access however, the Shore Club will locate several of the ALSC Barges to form a ‘log boom’ on the eastern straightaway allowing spectators to assemble tables and chairs to watch the race action up close!
If you prefer to remain on shore, you can still hear all the race announcements by tuning your FM radio to 90.5! This service is made available to the community by Allan Freedman, President of the Mark Eleven Condominium Association and longtime broadcast authority who is generously donating his time and equipment to enable low power FM transmission of all the tower communications!

Thank you to race sponsor MasterPark Airport Valet Parking, the City of SeaTac and the many Angle Lake Resident Volunteers for helping to make this possible.

** Entry into the race pits is restricted to spectators who have signed a waiver and are wearing close toed footwear.

Reporting For Duty

Lifeguards On Duty all Summer at Angle Lake 
While the nation is still faced with a shortage of open water lifeguards, the City of SeaTac Parks Department has been successful in staffing a full team of lifeguards. These guards will be on duty seven days a week from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This includes four guards Monday through Friday and five guards scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. More guards are available for when the weather is especially hot. 

Lifeguards Make Three Saves at Angle Lake 
So far even though the weather has not always been ideal this summer, Angle Lake still has had lots of visitors, and the City lifeguards have had to make several saves already. 
In early-July, Lifeguard Erik Herrera responded to a couple that was out in the lake and had become separated from their floatation device. Erik went out on the paddleboard and brought them back to shore securely. 

On July 22nd, a teenager was in the deep end of the swim area and started to struggle. Beach Manager Brandi Jewett dove in and pulled him to back to the shallow part of the lake. 

And recently, Lifeguard Nick Ainsworth heard a cry for help north of the swim area. He looked and saw a teenage girl struggling to tread water. Nick dove in and brought the young girl back to shore safely. 

Thank you to the entire team of City lifeguards! We value you and the important role you play in keeping Angle Lake safe!

Washington State Paddle Board Laws
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has officially classified stand up paddleboards (SUP) as a vessel.
State law requires all vessels, including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, to have at least one properly fitted Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. And all children, age 12 and younger, are always required to wear life jackets.

Please know that motor and large sail vessels have the right of way over paddleboards and kayaks. It is your responsibility to know the rules of the water, so be safe.

SeaTac Military Veterans and Active Service Member Memorial

The SeaTac Veterans Memorial will pay tribute to military veterans of the past and present for their service. 
The memorial will include a monument marker, plaza with benches and incorporate engraved paver tiles as a lasting way to remember our loved ones who have passed away, been killed in the line of duty, or who have served or currently serve our country.

The Veterans Memorial is located adjacent to the SeaTac Community Center at 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac. While located in SeaTac, the Veterans Memorial is a welcome place to honor veterans from every community.

This project will be completed by Veteran's Day on November 11, 2019 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The City of SeaTac invites you to honor a loved one by donating one or more paver tiles.  Paver tiles are 12"x12", granite tiles.  The minimum donation for each tile is $125.  Donations are always accepted; however, in order to engrave the tiles in time for the Veteran’s Day ceremony, you’ll need your order form and payment turned into SeaTac Community Center no later than August 31, 2019.

For more information please contact the SeaTac Community Center at 206.973.4680 or download the Donation Form.