Dare to Bear!

Do you have what it takes to join the elite club of Polar Bears?

New Years Day 2023
Brunch at 11 
Raffle at 11:45
Plunge just after Noon

Come celebrate the New Year by partaking in the bizarre ALSC tradition of having brunch on the beach and watching polar bears brave the freezing cold waters of Angle Lake.  

To entice you out the morning after New Year’s eve, the queen of the Angle Lake Manor hosts a brunch on the Angle Lake Manor Club beach (3417 S 194th St) at 11 AM with a hot Azteca platter, Grand Central Bakery pastries, Trader Joe’s gluten free and vegan pastries and Starbucks coffee. 

And if that is not enough enticement, there will be a raffle for fabulous prizes from our loyal sponsors: Wild Birds Unlimited, Paws in the Park, All the Best Pet Care, Centro Neighborhood Kitchen, Jim’s Detail Shop, Burien Spine & Sport Rehab, Blessings Bouquet, Wallly’s Chowder House and Bakery Nouveau.

The best part of this fabulous event is the reason for freezin! The reason is to replenish the Friends of Tyee food bank supporting our local youth in school. Bring non-perishable food and/or cash donations and get a raffle ticket. 

Raffle tickets are given for food donations, jumping in the lake and wearing a costume. Get super creative and you may even win the best costume prize of the day.

Even if you can’t attend the plunge, please consider dropping off a donation between 11:00 am until 12:30 pm on New Years Day at 3417 S. 194th St. Ring in the New Year than with generosity and good will. 

Seeking Relief, We Got Two Johns!

Planning for a return to a full schedule from the two-year hiatus created by the pandemic, the club put out a call to membership for nominations to fill critical board positions. The plea for help produced two candidates, John Bennett, and Jonathan Standridge. Both received nearly unanimous approval from the voting membership in attendance, with the only dissenting vote (jokingly) coming from John Bennett himself!  

(photo credit: Julie Hill)

What is to follow? 

The current board of directors and volunteers will gather on January 24th for a reorganizational meeting. At that time,  the position of President and Vice President will be assigned, and Treasurer and Secretary are expected to be reconfirmed. Completing these assignments will position the club to forge ahead with the 2023 Event Planning under new leadership. 

However, we are still seeking additional volunteer support from our membership to help plan, prepare and host events throughout 2023. Volunteering does not mean making a long-term commitment; it simply means committing to helping in whatever capacity you can fulfill. 

If you recognize and appreciate the club's value to your community, and you enjoy participating in one or more events each year, please consider investing your time to ensure that these unique traditions continue. 

If ever you have questions, ideas, or recommendations to offer, please reach out to any currently active board member or volunteer, or send an email to anglelakesc@gmail.com.

Life is Short. Do Stuff that Matters.

Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become an Angle Lake Shore Club volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to support all current positions. Becoming an ALSC volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need. 

You don't need any specific skills; you don't need an advanced education or degree; you don't even necessarily need to know what to do! Our current volunteer team members are there to train, support, and guide new volunteers. All you need to do is sign up at the upcoming Christmas Party. Otherwise, please send any questions you have to the club at anglelakesc@gmail.com. 

Volunteering is not a choice; it's a responsibility. Without volunteers, we'd be without our club. Please consider becoming a board volunteer this year. 

Angle Lake Christmas Party Returns!

It is time to get together again as Shore Club members meet to celebrate the holidays!

Saturday December 10th 4-8 PM
Fran Esmond’s House - 19704 38th Pl S - Post #22


Please save the date of December 10th and join us for a warm and cozy end of the year soiree. There will be food and drink and there could be friends you have not talked with for a couple of years - perhaps new friends you have not yet met. 

We are scaling back the cost of admission which this year will be just $25/person or get a $5 discount off each ticket purchased before November 27th! As usual the gala is open only to shore club members but we would love to have new folks join and come celebrate with your neighbors. Get your Santa Caps ready!

Buy your tickets: $20/person in advanced, else $25 each after Nov 26th. 
For those who are not current Shore Club members in 2022, please include $10 for individual yearly membership or $20 for annual household membership.

Please make checks out to ALSC and mail to: PO Box 69477, SeaTac Wa 98188
Or you can use PayPal paid to: anglelakesc@gmail.com

Groundbreaking Activity in the Hood

Between now and 2024, the Angle Lake Station Area will experience a boon in housing projects which is expected to bring some relief to the region's housing shortage and will result in a significant increase of density brought into the area. Perhaps it will also bring some much needed retail, restaurant and entertainment establishments along with it to support this new urban growth.

Amelia Apartments
Address: 2929 South 200th Street 
Description: Construction of a 7-story apartment building with 108 units and 78 structured parking spaces. The project broke ground on 10/12 and expects to be market ready after an 18-month buildout. 
Additional information about this project can be viewed at this LINK

TIME Apartments
Address: 19825 International Blvd
Description: The City recently issued land use approvals and construction permits for TIME Apartments. This project is adjacent to Angle Lake Station. It will replace the existing self-storage facility on the west side of International Boulevard. The development will include a seven-story mixed-use apartment building containing 289 residential units and associated amenity areas, 1,884 square feet of general retail space, 233 residential, and seven retail parking spaces. Construction is expected to start in Spring 2023.

Mercy Housing Apartments 
2650 S 200th St 
Description: New construction of a residential mixed-use building containing 130 units of permanently affordable housing for families earning less than 30%, 50%, and 60% of the area median income. Commercial office space will be located on 11,000 sq ft of the ground floor. The proposal also includes 103 parking stalls accessed via S 200th St and 26th Ave S; 25 for the office spaces and 78 for residential units.   Open recreation space and amenities will be available throughout the site. This project is in the early stages of review. They hope to get land use approvals early next year.
More info on the project can be found at this LINK

Special note of appreciation for Jenn Kester, Planning Manager with the City of SeaTac for helping to provide information on each of these projects. 

Angle Lake Nature Trail Restoration Help Needed

Alison Thomas, a Tyee High School Science Teacher, is coordinating a field trip with Forterra for as many as 40 students to do restoration work at Angle Lake Nature Trail on Oct. 11th from approximately 11 am to 2 pm.

When: October 11th - 11am until 2pm
Where: Angle Lake Nature Trail
Meet near the boat launch

Ms. Thomas is reaching out to the Shore Club to see if our members might be interested in participating in this event. Involvement may include chaperoning the field trip or acting as an extra pair of eyes in helping to ID invasive species, making sure students are removing the correct targeted invasive plants. Or you may consider bringing your own supplies (gloves, shears, steel rake) and participating alongside other volunteers to help maintain a healthy, native environment.

Another idea suggested is for any Shore Club member with knowledge about how the former Hughes Property became part of the SeaTac parks system and of prior restoration efforts having occurred here to take a minute or two to share that history.


If you have questions about this event, please email Alison Thomas at alison.thomas@highlineschools.org or to participate, please sign up online at https://seatac.greencitypartnerships.org/event/65/ ( and click on “Join this event”). 

October 8th: Public Meeting at Angle Lake Park

The City of SeaTac Parks Department invites the public to view and discuss two conceptual designs for a new swimming/fishing pier and boat ramp refurbishment. 

Public Meeting
October 8th - 11:00 am until 12:30 pm
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA 98188

Each of the design proposals focuses on replacing the existing 2,180 square foot fishing pier for ADA compliance, replacing timber pilings, and upgrading the pier surface. The replacement pier shall continue to be required to accommodate both fishing and swimming activities, and designs will reflect separate areas for both activities to occur concurrently and safely.

Additionally, the boat ramp replacement portion of the project will consist of removal and disposal of the existing submerged concrete ties, correcting subgrade below the ordinary high-water level (OHWL), and installing new precast concrete panels (or similar) below OHWL.  

Your comments and opinions will be weighed into the decision to select a final design. Please direct any questions to project lead Mike Fitzpatrick, via email at mfitzpatrick@seatacwa.gov

Fish Survey on Angle Lake

Expect to see some nighttime activity occurring on the water between dusk and midnight. 

The City of SeaTac Blog reports that a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Program will perform a fisheries survey at Angle Lake beginning Sept. 19th, continuing through to the 30th. 

The survey will allow biologists to assess the fish community and long-term changes in response to the recent unauthorized introduction of Walleye (Sander vitreus) into the lake. WDFW is concerned that this introduction will drastically reshape the fish community and depress or eliminate existing fisheries in Angle Lake.

Non Native Walley

WDFW fish surveys accurately represent the fish community by incorporating multiple capture gears (boat electrofishing, gill nets, and trap nets). Boat electrofishing surveys will begin at sundown at least two evenings during this period. The boat will be equipped with bright lights and a generator that can sometimes be loud. 

This type of sampling utilizes electrical current to stun fish, allowing biologists to net them temporarily easily. Fish rarely die during this capture method. Biologists will try to conclude boat electrofishing before midnight to minimize disturbance to lake residents.

Overnight gill and trap netting will also be conducted multiple times during this period. Nets will be deployed in the evening and retrieved the following morning. There is some mortality associated with netting, especially in gill nets. It is unfortunate, but gill nets are the most successful gear at capturing species like Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) and Walleye. 

Captured fish are kept alive in an onboard tank with circulating water. Biologists will quickly measure, weigh and remove one ventral fin to identify recaptured individuals during the survey. Any fish that die during the survey will be returned to the lake. 

Please direct questions about the survey and its implications to TeamMillCreek@dfw.wa.gov or Justin Spinelli (Region 4 Fish Biologist) at Justin.Spinelli@dfw.wa.gov

Open Water Swim - Volunteers Needed!

The swimmers are returning to Angle Lake again this year! 

Angle Lake Park
Registered Swimmer Check In
8:30 am
September 17, 2022

The Last Splash of Summer is the last open-water competitive racing event of the season for adults and kids swimmers. Registration ends Thursday, September 15 at 11:59 pm.

Are you interested in participating as a swimmer? 
Registration is required for any of the following events : 

  • 500 Yards for 9 - 12-year-olds (this is a no-wetsuit event).  
  • 1 Mile Wetsuit 
  • 1 Mile No-Wetsuit 
  • 2 Mile Wetsuit 
  • 2 Mile No-Wetsuit 
  • 1 Mile Julie Montiel Memorial *

The "1 Mile Julie Montiel Memorial" is a Friends and Family Swim where fins, snorkels, masks, wetsuits, and swim buoys are allowed for this one event. Hand paddles are not allowed.

Race participant check-in starts at 8:30 am, racing at 9:00 and 12:00, and the awards presentation will wrap things up from Noon to 1:00 pm.

Volunteers are always welcome. 
Course Safety Spotters on a kayak, paddleboard, or aqua bike are needed (you must bring your own floatation device). Anyone interested in helping must attend a safety meeting in the park by the lifeguard shed at 9:15 am.

The Race Organizers express great appreciation for Angle Lake Shore Club Member Richard Farmer, who continues to volunteer in helping to deploy and retrieve the course buoys year after year! 

If you are available to help but have questions, don't hesitate to contact Eric Durbin at ericdurban55@gmail.com or text 206-423-8043.

Seafair Comes to Angle Lake!

The Frank Hansen Memorial Boat Race returns to Angle Lake this year with new features and an expanded schedule! 

19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Overflow Parking available at Alaska Airlines Headquarters Lot

FRIDAY Sept 9th
Meet and Greet with the Racers
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SATURDAY Sept 10th
All Day Racing
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

SUNDAY Sept 11th
9/11 Commemoration
New Folks in Boats
Seafair J-Series Gold Cup Trophy
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA) and SEAFAIR Community Events are partnering together this year to bring back the American Power Boat Association (APBA) hydroplanes, runabouts, and tunnel boats to Angle Lake September 10th and 11th for a sixth running of the Frank Hansen Memorial Races!

The same as in prior years, there will be two full days of boat racing excitement on the west leg of the lake from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day. Spectators will again be welcomed into the Race Pits** for self guided tours. However, what is new this year - 
  • The weekend event has been expanded to include a Friday for visitors to Meet and Greet the racers, their families and take photos with the boats! (This is a social event only, there'll be no racing Friday).
  • "New Folks in Boats" is a program providing aspiring racers with an introduction to the sport of outboard motor boat racing with an opportunity to attend the required driver certification training with on-hands boat operations. 
  • The Zone 3 Fire Cadets will present the colors at the 9/11 Commemoration event, local performing artist Izzy Parker will sing the National Anthem.
  • Angle Lake is now the race location for this years Seafair J-Series Gold Cup Trophy Race and will be presented on Sunday, Sept 11th.  

Portions of the western leg of the lake will still be off limits for public access; however there are plans  to anchor a couple of the ALSC Barges to form a ‘log boom’ on the eastside of the course, allowing boats to anchor up and welcoming spectators to bring their tables and chairs to watch the race action up close!

Sectators and race enthusiasts from around the lake will be able to tune into FM 90.5 on Saturday and Sunday to hear all the race announcements broadcast from the tower! 

If you’d like to know about the boats, races and drivers, you're invited to download a courtesy copy of ‘Hydro Basics’ authored by John M. Adams. John built his first outboard hydroplane at age 16 and actively raced for over 20 years in Region 10 with the Seattle Outboard Association. He is currently a retired driver and helps as a crew member of Adams Racing.   

** Note: Entry into the race pits requires spectators to signed a waiver and wear close toed footwear.

Community Police Academy 2022

Want to know more about law enforcement in your area? The SeaTac police department offers access for interested citizens to gain essential knowledge of behind-the-scenes police operations!  

A Police Academy for our Citizens

Enrollees who graduate from the free citizen's academy will have an increased understanding of law enforcement's role in the criminal justice system and will gain an appreciation of the many challenges law enforcement faces in today's complex society. The academy is a 9-week, once-a-week class on Thursday evenings that allows community members to get an in-depth look at the Police Department and Sheriff's Office's special units. These include the K9 unit, Air Support, Search and Rescue and many more. 

Academy classes begin on September 22nd and will be held each Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at SeaTac City Hall, Burien Police Station, including field trips throughout the county.

Individuals who successfully complete the course on November 17th will receive a certificate of completion and a photo with police staff.

To apply or receive more information on the citizen's academy, SeaTac residents may contact Community Service Officer Regina Burke at 206-507-2148 or by email at regina.burke@kingcounty.gov.

Picture This, If You Will...

Imagine a warm summer evening in August where no less than 120 costumed neighbors and guests board a fleet of pontoon boats destined for one of four locations on a lake. Their objective? To sample light hors d' oeuvres and imbibe in paired libations. 

Now imagine this scene repeating three times over! After which, all converge onto a final destination where desserts, snacks, Jell-O shots, and additional refreshments are served, and effortless conversation flows as the sunshine begins to wain at the end of the evening.  

Hard to picture? Fret not, as we have images to share depicting such an event! 
Click HERE to view photos captured from that evening. 

Next year, Tapas will be returning to the East / West leg of the lake. Three homes have already committed to playing host next year. Therefore we're seeking one more tapa and one dessert station to be ahead of schedule. Please get in touch with Jill Carroll when you're willing to commit! 

A Night Out Together - Aug 11th

Bill & Lisa Edwards invite the Angle Lake Manor Community and Shore Club Members to join with others at their dock/beach area to enjoy live music from the water's edge. Local artist Steve Olson will perform live from the dock and broadcast his music over the water for all to enjoy. Olson has played here twice in the past with great reviews from the neighborhood. 

Thursday, August 11th
5:30 pm until 8:00 pm
3321 S 194th Street

The theme for the evening is "United We Stand Together for the Future" of America and our communities. Similar to National Night Out Against Crime, the intent is to gather together on a nice summer day, enjoy some favorite classic tunes, and support our democracy. This is not just a Republican or Democrat or Individual rally; it's about bringing us all together for the community's good. 

We hope you'll consider swimming up, paddling up, boating up, or walking up for an uplifting summer evening on the water with music and neighbors hanging out and finding our common ground. 

Donations are encouraged. 

2022 Fireworks Wrap Up

I hope you were among the fortunate who witnessed THE most extensive and spectacular firework show ever produced over the water of Angle Lake!

Many may be under the impression that the City of SeaTac is responsible for producing the annual fireworks display over Angle Lake and that is not accurate. It is a fact that the City is a significant financial contributor, along with donations made by the Angle Lake Shore Club Members funding the display. And the City is responsible for managing the inked contract with Halo Fireworks, the pyrotechnical vendor. 

However, the bulk of the event's designing, planning, staging, execution, and dismantling is performed mainly by the vendor and with support by a few essential volunteer resources from the Angle Lake Shore Club. I feel it is now time to reveal and recognize the individuals who were instrumental in pulling off a show of this magnitude in 2022!

For years the fireworks display had been managed under the supervision of the Angle Lake Shore Club's immediate past President, Lonnie Goulet. Some have had an idea about the tremendous work, energy, and stressful situations Lonnie endured year over year in pulling together the annual show. It is not until you step into that role that you realize what a fantastic effort it takes to produce a quality show. This year I had the opportunity to experience this firsthand!

First, I'd like to recognize the expertise Launce Goulet has gained from all the prior years' efforts. Second I wish to express my appreciation and thank Lonnie for being available to me as a mentor and consultant by continuing to provide guidance this year. And thirdly, I'd like to give recognition and voice my appreciation for the individuals who contributed to making this year's 'Three Ring' show such a huge success!!!

An idea was born; Designs were created; Plans were developed and executed. 

During the initial prospect contract interviews with Halo Fireworks, representative John Miller revealed that their outfit was among the few in the region capable of firing shells remotely via wireless technology. This meant there would be no need for a 'Boom Shack' and personnel to be located on the barge itself, reducing the launch platform's overall space requirement from 1,400 square feet to less than 600 feet total! Requiring only 3 of the total seven Shore Club barges available. Both shows produced in 2018 and 2019 were huge successes! 

Acknowledgment for the underutilization of the remaining barges no longer needed to produce our standard 18-minute show became the genesis for further discussion about how we could celebrate the City's 30th Anniversary the following year in a very big way. A concept was drafted that included  deployment of two additional barges to result in a show fired from three independent locations over the lake. As we know, the Corona Virus Pandemic would prevent any celebration during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. 

At the beginning of 2022, it appeared that the Governor mandated Covid restrictions were easing up. The same question repeatedly surfaced from the general resident population around the lake, "Will there be a fireworks show this year?" Halo confirmed that they had the personnel, product, and capacity to produce a show of increased magnitude this year. Initially, the City was reluctant but eventually agreed with the concept. I'd like to thank John Miller and Halo Fireworks for hanging in there during the negotiation period with City Parks. I recognize that other municipalities were courting your services - but thank you for remaining loyal to us.

Next, hold harmless agreements were generated between Halo, ALSC and the Angle Lake Mobile Home Park for the authorized use of the mobile home vacant property as our fireworks staging area.  

And without the following volunteers, this show would not have been possible, let alone its tremendous success! Thank you to Bruce Goulet, who performed additional alterations required for the barge anchoring system and who led the Barge Team of volunteer resources. It was incredible to witness this master pilot navigating up to 6 barges together at a time (1,200 sq ft of mass!) and skillfully docking it with precision! And Larry Pistol, who led our Anchoring Team. He helped ensure we remained compliant with the Fire Permit rules and regulations by situation and securing the barges to the specifically required GPS coordinates prescribed within the safety fallout zones.

Finally, I wish to thank the shore club members and the additional residents around Angle Lake who contributed the recommended dollar amount (and the several who donated more!) and to the Citizens of SeaTac, whose financial support made up the balance of the costs of the display and provided the Policing Services and Parks Maintenance.

It is incredible witnessing what can be accomplished when we come together to focus on common goals and achieve successful results that bring about "Unity in the Community"! 

It is with enormous appreciation and gratitude that I express a sincere Thank You for all who helped, 
Fuzz Hill. 

Take Care In What You Wish!

"I made a wish that I was to be happy. Now I live in a cottage with six other dwarfs and work in a mine."

Have you noticed a curious object floating about in Angle Lake recently? Several inquiries had been received here at Blog Central, so we decided to set forth in search of answers about this spectacle. 

Our first turn was toward our resident art enthusiast Jim Todd to see if he had any intel about the object. Jackpot! It seemed Jim had the answers. In his quick reply, he stated, "If one got close enough to it, you'd find it to be the Angle Lake Wishing Well (with any proceeds collected will be given to local charities)."

Jim confirmed that he is responsible for managing this installation by sharing, "It's going to wherever the wind blows. It has a 20' anchor line, so it shouldn't get too close to anybody's beach. I will venture out every couple of days to see if it needs repositioning." 

When asked about the intended purpose of the installation, in addition to raising funds to give to charity, Jim commented, "I also hope my wishing well gives some folks a little smile. Smiles are good."

Tapas Returns for a 13th time!

Tasty Tapas – Saturday, August 6th. 

If you have not yet signed up for the Tasty Tapas Float Around, our late summer main lakeside event, you must act now to reserve a spot. Otherwise, you may miss the boat as seats fill quickly! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. Open to ALSC Members Only and their invited guests. The cost is $30 per person.

To access a copy of the flyer with the Order Form, CLICK HERE

In years prior, Tapas had been visited by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra returned from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests, and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what, might show up this year!

Tasty Tapas has proven to be an evening full of fun, food, and an excellent opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dining stations set up around the lake for guests to visit only by boat. Each of the four locations will present a themed selection of appetizers and liquid libations to tickle your taste buds. Throughout the evening, at set intervals, groups will receive a signal to depart for another station until all four stations have been visited. Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale fifth station, where all participants will come together to enjoy a bonfire, nibble on desserts, and mingle with a cup of coffee.

You are encouraged to take your boat around the course (No drinking and driving, please!) For those who do not have a boat, cannot find a ride, or require assistance, there will be pontoon boats acting as taxis to ferry tasters from station to station. If you need a pickup, please contact Jill Carroll at (206) 679-6705.

PLEASE NOTE: Recognizing that the ALSC, a non-profit neighborhood based organization run solely on a volunteer basis, will do its best to ensure a safe experience. It is important to understand that participation by any member(s) or non-member(s) in any activities sponsored by the ALSC is done so at the participants own risk. 

What's SUP on the the 4th of July?

SUP is a common acronym that stands for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. SUP is an outdoor water sport that uses both a board and paddle. 

And this year, the Shore Club is hosting a Stand-Up Paddle Board Poker Run! The race begins at the DINOSAUR located at Petitt Beach with a shotgun start promptly at 2:00 PM
All Paddle Board participants are welcome.

What is a Poker Run?  

The objective is for all participants (aka players) to paddle to each of the five stations and collect cards to make up a five-card poker hand. In the end, the player with the best hand wins and will be awarded a coveted trophy!

Rules of Play

  • All players will meet at the starting point and leave simultaneously.
  • Players may visit any one of the four stations in any order they choose.
  • Players will be given one randomly drawn playing card at each stop. 
  • Players must visit all individual stations to complete the game. 
  • The first THREE players to return to the starting (ending) point will receive one extra card to improve their chances at the best hand.
  • The player with the best five-card hand wins!
If you have a board, bring it! 
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Independence Day 2022 returns BIGGER than Ever!

We're heading into the 4th of July with a complete menu of our traditional Angle Lake community events; we've also added a Paddleboard Poker Run, and we are bringing back the Public Fireworks Display bigger than ever!

Please note some significant changes for this year:

  • The City will not be hosting music or other activities at the park this year. Vehicles will be restricted from using the parking lot, and the boat ramp will remain closed on July 4th. However, the Splash Pad and Park area will remain open to enjoy all day, including up to the end of the fireworks display.
  • The start times for several of our community events have changed. Please review the schedule below to verify start times. 
  • The Fireworks display will be produced from three different locations this year. It will require extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety. Once the barges begin to deploy, beginning at approximately 7 pm, everyone is required to stay out of the areas as indicated on the map below. We will have extra patrols located around the lake to help ensure that you adhere to these requirements. We also ask that you observe city law and refrain from using any personal fireworks. Your compliance is greatly appreciated. 

Firework Restricted Zones

Schedule of Events

A map of the event locations and times is available for download HERE.

9:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Walk and Run Around the Lake

  • Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights, ribbons, and prizes! A trophy will be awarded for the fastest time to complete the course around the lake's perimeter. The race will begin at Post 35. Fitness Walk at 9:00; Competition Race at 9:30; Ribbons and Awards presentation complete by 10:30.

11:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade

  • At 10:30 am, parade participants are invited to gather at 33rd Ave S. and S. 194th St. to use the complimentary patriotic materials provided to decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, and even yourself before the parade starts!  
  • At 11:00 am, the parade will begin at the corner of 33rd Ave S & S. 194th St, turning right at S. 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and follow around to S 194th St and ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a group sing-along and complimentary ice cream treats. Yum!

12:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging

  • Leverage your imagination and creativity to create the most impressive Independence Day display. Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of a $100 Gift Certificate for First Place! $75; $50; $25 for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place; and Beach towels awarded for 5th – 10th place, respectively.

2:00 pm – Paddleboard Poker Run

  • Gather on the shoreline next to the dinosaur skeleton at the Petitt Beach to partake in the Paddleboard Poker Run! Stop at the designated docks to receive a poker card to build up your hand. The best hands will be awarded a valuable prize.

3:00 pm – Swim and Boat Races

  • Okay, all you guppies, flounders, barracudas, sharks, and whales – show up in your swim attire and get ready to compete for ribbons and cash awards! Begin assembling by 2:45 on the shores of the Louvier Beach at Fire Post #46, or look for the banner displayed on the Northeast lakeshore.
  • Immediately following the swim races – the action will shift to boat racing. If it floats, then we'll let you race it! Show up in any kind of watercraft, and we'll find a category to put you in. Join in the fun and paddle, pedal, row, or sail your way to victory. Louvier Beach at post 46.

7:00 pm – Festive Boat Float

  • Consider leveraging your dock/beach decorations used in the dock contest to adorn your watercraft. Then, head on over to the EAT sign at Todd Beach to join a Patriotic Pontoon Boat Parade around Angle Lake! The convoy will circle the lake to greet neighbors in celebration! 

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 

  • This year promises to deliver the largest, most impressive fireworks display ever over the waters of Angle Lake! The presentation will launch from three separate barge locations. It will feature numerous shells lifted to fill the sky in an artistic display for ultimate viewing pleasure. 
  • Please note that for safety reasons, the parking lot and public boat launch at Angle Lake Park will be closed all day on July 4th, and the fire permit requires the designated fallout zones to be cleared. Please refrain from firing any personal fireworks or entering these designated areas. 

Events of this size cannot be done without the help and cooperation of many people. A special and sincere thank you is given to each of the volunteers who have donated their time in helping to coordinate these events and to all our Shore Club and community members who have contributed financially - THANK YOU for your support. 

If you have not yet contributed this year, please send your donation to PO Box 69477, SeaTac, WA 98168. Suggested donation for waterfront properties is $150, less for those off the water. Thank You.

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!

Green City, Clean City, Is Our Dream City

For the first time ever, the Angle Lake Shore Club “Clean Sweep” effort will combine with the First Annual “Great SeaTac Scrub Down” event hosted by the City of SeaTac! 

With great pleasure, we announce that volunteer resources from the City of SeaTac and the Angle Lake Shore Club will join in a combined event bringing the community together to focus on cleaning all parts of our city. The effort will include removing trash from the street right of way, public shorelines, and graffiti removal.

Anyone who participates will be loaned safety materials and tools. However, the volunteers who PRE-REGISTER to participate in the event NO LATER THAN June 26th will be awarded a FREE custom-designed event branded T-Shirt in their preferred size and provided a choice of meat or plant-based lunchtime meal!


  • 9:00 AM - Meet at Angle Lake Park to sign in, get safety materials (safety vests, litter pickers, garbage bags and/or graffiti removal tools) and enjoy the FREE coffee and donuts provided by the City Public Works Dept. 
  • 9:30 AM - Welcome speech and safety reminders.
  • 10:00 AM - Disperse in teams to different parts of the city to collect litter or remove graffiti. 
  • 12:00 Noon - Return back to Angle Lake Park for a Catered lunch by Kulan Halal Deli from the International Market
  • 1:00 PM – Live Music performed by local favorite The Triple Treat Band!
  • 2:30 PM - The Great SeaTac Scrub Down will conclude.

This could be a perfect family opportunity to create lifetime memories of giving back to your community and making lasting bonds with neighbors. 

Again, to ensure you receive a t-shirt in your size and reserve your meal, please pre-register as soon as possible by visiting the city’s website HERE.

Lily Pad Control Efforts

On April 21st, Northwest Aquatic Management, LLC announced plans for a 'Roundup ®' type chemical application to control the invasive lily pad population within targeted areas of Angle Lake. 

All homes and businesses within one-quarter mile of the planned treatment areas were sent a letter outlining the Noxious Aquatic Weed Treatment program and inviting comments to be sent to the Department of Ecology within 30 days of notice.

Several residents had contacted the city and the Shore Club to voice concern over using chemicals for lily pad control. They urged other environmentally friendly methods to be considered for eradicating these plants. The NAWT plan was brought forward as new business in front of the Angle Lake Shore Club board. Discussion ensued, and a motion passed unanimously, objecting to the plan as presented. A letter from the panel was compiled and sent to the Washington State Department of Ecology stating the Shore Club's objection to the use of chemicals for weed control on Angle Lake. Additional copies of the letter were also sent to Northwest Aquatic Management and the City of SeaTac Parks.

New Plan

On May 13th, Shore Club received an email from a City of SeaTac Parks representative acknowledging our objection to using chemical control for vegetation on Angle Lake. An attachment letter was included summarizing a new plan for manually removing the fragrant water lily and stated the effort would be limited only to the frontage of the Angle Lake Trial. The email then expressed hope that this new plan would be more acceptable to the shore club members. 

Any additional comments or concerns may be directed to SeaTac Parks Projects and Operations Manager Michael Fitzpatrick at (206.973.4671) and shared with the Angle Lake Shore Club Board at anglelakesc@gmail.com.


On June 16th, Shore Club received the following Letter of Confirmation from the Washington State Department of Ecology verifying that a permit will not be issued at this time.  

The One That Didn't Get Away!

The Return of the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby

The Shore Club continues to return our activities to in-person events. On May 15th, the Todd and the Langenbach residences on the northwest leg of the lake became the site for our ever-popular annual Fishing Derby, Community Barbeque, and Raffle Drawing for 2022. 

Even though the rain was relentless and would not let up, it was terrific to witness the crowd gathered were as happy to meet new neighbors and greet familiar ones as they were as anxious to win some fabulous prizes in our raffle contest! 

Bruce Bryant attempts to enter this
'Filet of Sole' into the oddest fish category!

Overall there were 19 fish brought in for measuring, not including the many that got away! And I'm happy to report several were released alive back into the lake after recording. Actually, it appeared that Richard and Robin Farmer kept bringing in and releasing the same fish several times! After a while, we teased that we would tag the fish to make sure it wasn't the same one being returning for measurement. 

Our 'resident expert' Richard Rock surprisingly came up empty this year; however, our 'consistent Chow' Murphy took first place for longest fish, bringing in the 17 3/4" Rainbow Trout for measuring. With that, she netted the $122 top prize. Young Mr. Carroll brought in the only Perch among all other Trout, awarding him the prize for most odd fish.

As a result of many of the fishing categories going unawarded this year, we shifted the unclaimed remaining prizes over to the raffle table for inclusion in the drawing. Pam and Dave Yoruzu stand out from the many winners as their luck helped them pull in several prizes each. However, the top raffle prize of an electric bicycle went to Katherine Evans-Race. 

Overall, even considering the merciless drenching, this year's Derby was a welcomed opportunity to finally get back together and get acquainted/reacquainted with our neighbors. Event photos captured by our club photographer, Tani Rae Standridge, are available to view through this LINK

Check back regularly as more photos, including a special video, are expected to be added in the near future.

Have a Whale of a Time at the Fishing Derby

We're back with some Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes…  
Oh, and Fishing!

Sunday, May 15th is the date when our annual Fishing Derby will return.  If you’ve attended past Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby’s, you’re already aware that this event is about so much more than just fishing – it’s about neighbors meeting one another, building a greater sense of community around the lake. 
A single $5 Fishing Derby Raffle Ticket purchase is required to participate in the event. The ticket entitles the holder to:
  • Entry into the Fishing Competition. Largest Trout caught wins $122 Cash! Other merchandise prizes will be awarded per predetermined age, gender and species categories. NOTE: Twisted Lake, Twisted Rules! Largest fish is based on length. Longest fish wins the top prize. In the event of a tie, the next longest fish wins the prize!  
  • Food. A continental breakfast will be available at 9:00 AM at the host site and a barbecue lunch at Noon consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings, and sides will also be provided. Plus, if we're lucky, we'll catch a few giant salmon to munch on!
  • Prizes. This year our grand prizes will include an Electric Bicycle; an Exercise Machine; and numerous other prizes including ALSC Event Tickets for the ever popular Tasty Tapas and the Member-only exclusive Christmas Party. 
All of that for Just $5! However, why not improve your chances of winning a raffle prize while also increasing support for our community events. Please be generous and consider purchasing our best deal – 10 tickets for just $20! All money collected goes to cover the fishing event expenses; any surplus funds carry over to benefit our other ALSC programs like the Polar Plunge, Easter Bunny Dock Hop, the Halloween BooBoat and Christmas Santa Cruise.  

Our board members will continue going door to door this week selling tickets. If you miss them you can still purchase tickets at the event. If we miss you, please feel free to use the online ORDER FORM to purchase tickets and/or make a contribution to our fireworks show. 

(UPDATE) Easter Picture Status... Sent by Hare-Mail!

As our Easter Bunny, Rabbit De Niro, was preparing for a return to his regular work at IHOP, he penned a note to the Shore Club recapping the “egg-cellent” experience he enjoyed during each of the 10 different dock stops, handing out a total of 35 “ear-resistible” baskets to the awaiting children on Angle Lake.  

He also mentioned that he is anxious to share with everyone the photos from the event, however he currently is having difficulty locating the files on his ‘floppy’ disk. He apologized for the delay but promises to send them as soon as they are located. 

He requests your patience and thanks you for your understanding. 


Editors Note: SUCCESS! 

The photos have been located and are now on line to view or download as you choose. 
Click HERE to access the album.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to give a BIG THANK YOU to a few select members who had donated their time on Easter Sunday to help make this event a big success. Please join us in thanking:

  • Jim Todd - Pontoon Boat Captain
  • Robyn Todd - Bunny Handler
  • Bruce Bryant - First Mate and Deckhand
  • Jennifer Marcum - Club Photographer
With their help they were able to help create a memorable childhood experience to last a lifetime. 

In-Person Activities Return Easter Weekend!

We are all very ‘hoppy’ to announce that many traditional Easter activities are returning to an in-person format. Events are being held on Saturday and Sunday. Masking is recommended but no longer required, and you might still consider maintaining distancing of six Peeps apart!

SeaTac Easter Egg Scramble

The City of SeaTac Parks & Recreation is offering an in-person Egg Scramble this year from 9:00 until 11:00 am. This free event is being held at the SeaTac Community Center in North SeaTac. It will be a fun twist on the traditional Egg Hunt. Kids 10 years and younger will enjoy participating in crafts, visiting the face painter and balloon artists, receiving a goodie bag, and of course, the Easter bunny will all be available to greet all participants. Puget Sound Fire will also be on-site, offering tours of the fire engine.

Shore Club Easter Bunny Dock Hop

On Sunday, April 17th, the Easter Bunny will head south to Angle Lake. Between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 am, he’ll be circling the lake by way of a pontoon boat, hopping from dock to dock with his basket full of eggs and ready to hand out treats to any eagerly awaiting children and their families.

If you have young children at home and would like to ensure a visit from the Easter Bunny, please contact Jim Todd via email no later than Friday, April 15th, to request a stop. Send an email to jimmijett@gmail.com providing your name, address, and an indication of how many children are expected to be present.

Please also note:  If you have a gift basket that you wish to have personally presented to your child by the Easter Bunny, please have these baskets delivered to Nancy Erickson at post 40 before the deadline of Friday, April 15th as well.

Happy Easter Holiday and Spring Welcoming!

Fishing Prohibited at Angle Lake?

Protesters from the organization, “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, are demanding a ban on fishing at Angle Lake, otherwise will aim to disrupt the scheduled fishing derby.   

Could the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby wind up being a real snoozer? Just days after the Spring Newsletter was posted announcing May 15th as the scheduled date for our Fishing Derby, the ALSC Board received a faxed memo from PETA threatening to release a substantial amount of sleeping pills into the lake if a ban on fishing is not approved.

The faxed document included a copy of the letter sent to the SeaTac Parks & Recreation Department Director  demanding that fishing be banned. The letter lays claim that the violent act of fishing and its consequences do not complement the peace and tranquility of Ange Lake. They state fish are thought to have sufficient brain capacity to experience fear and pain. They cite concern that fish being torn from the water suffer results in a miserable underwater world experience for the many orphaned fry left behind.

The organization then threatens that if fishing is not prohibited, they plan to sabotage the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby in protest. The notice states that the organization promises to disrupt the event by dissolving sleeping pills into the lake, thus knocking out all the fish for the day and sparing them from anglers’ hooks.

Since Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for stocking the lake, we contacted Tu Morrow, Biologist with DFW, asking if a ban is possible. Morrow informed us that Angle Lake is subject to King County regulations and Washington State Shoreline Management rules; however it is not a state park, nor is it a nature preserve. It is a municipal recreation area, and by definition, the recreation area accommodates a wide variety of recreational pursuits -- including fishing. At the time of this writing, SeaTac Park staff has promised that no restriction will be placed on fishing at Angle Lake. Instead, police patrols will be posted at the Angle Lake Nature Trail and Public Boat Ramp, ready to intercept any PETA members suspected of carrying armfuls of tranquilizer tablets.

The Shore Club has confirmed that they are going forward with plans to host the Annual Fishing Derby and Community Barbecue on Sunday, May 15th. The Club requests that any neighbor who witness an individual illegally discharging materials into the lake to immediately report this to local authorities. The ask is that you refrain from dialing 911 and instead use the dedicated phone number that has been set up to receive the fastest possible response. 

Please call 206-ITS-JOKE or (206) 482-5653 to report any suspicious activity. 

(Postscript:  This is an April Fools Joke)

2022 ALSC Spring Newsletter

Spring has finally arrived and so has your 2022 Spring Edition of the Angle Lake Shore Club Newsletter! 

Among the pages you'll find:

  • A message from our Club President
  • Announcement of two upcoming Spring events - the Easter Bunny Dock Hop and the annual ALSC Fishing Derby, Barbecue and Raffle!
  • Reviews of the past Winter events
  • and more!

Our volunteers will be stopping by to sell you fishing derby tickets. Remember our best deal is the $20 ticket bundle providing light breakfast treats in the morning; entry into the fishing contest competing for cash and valuable prizes; a barbecue lunch; and 10 chances at catching one of the amazing raffle prizes!  

Please be generous, the money collected is applied to cover event expenses and all surplus monies are used to fund our children centric Bunny Dock Hop; Halloween Boo Boat and Santa Cruise Events!

Also, if you have not yet renewed your membership for 2022, we offer two options:

  1. Renew by Mail. Download a copy of the membership form, print and mail with check payment to the Club PO Box. https://anglelakesc.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
  2. Renew Online. A link to our Club PayPal Account is accessible via our Blog Page. Choose the appropriate membership level and pay by credit card.  https://anglelakesc.blogspot.com/

We're happy to be returning to our regular scheduled activities and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Your Angle Lake Shore Club Board and Volunteers

Friends of Tyee Food Drive - March 19th.

The Friends of Tyee, a local community volunteer organization, is coordinating a Food Drive to aid attending students and their families.  Donations collected during this event will be used to replenish the school food pantry and to provide snacks and meals for students attending athletic practices and participating in games throughout the year.  

If you would like to offer your support, please consider stopping by the southwest corner of the Tyee High School campus with a cash donation or Safeway gift cards. Volunteers will be gathered by the Friends of Tyee banner ready to receive your donations.

Friends of Tyee Food Drive
Saturday, 3/19  10:00am - 12:00 pm
4424 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 

Friends of Tyee High School grew out of a fundraising effort by the Tyee Graduating Class of 1967, as a part of their 50th Class Reunion. Initially, the funds raised were used to support students experiencing food insufficiency. Over time the organization had expanded to include all interested Tyee alumni, community supporters, students and staff. Friends of Tyee works to provide fundraising and volunteer support to Tyee students and staff. Funds raised by Friends of Tyee support a variety of programs and projects at Tyee, such as:

  • Food and nutrition support for students experiencing food insufficiency and insecurity. This may include covering student school meal tickets, support for the onsite Food Pantry, and providing nutritious snacks at school. More than one in ten Tyee students is unhoused, which may likely mean the school is their main source of food.
  • Athletics. Support includes sports participation fees, uniforms, and other expenses related to Tyee’s sports team participation fees. 
  • Student activities supports. This may include academic supplies and other expenses which may help students succeed (like an alarm clock to help get students to school on time).
  • Campus improvement and support. This may include helping with campus cleanup/landscaping activities, banners to celebrate graduation, painting, classroom support equipment, etc.

Highline Schools Foundation is proud to partner with Friends of Tyee and act as their fiscal sponsor. Friends of Tyee works closely with Tyee principals, Tim Schlosser and Victoria Terry. For more information about the Friends of Tyees or to learn about other ways you can help support the group or to become part of the team, please contact Stephanie Nichols at stephanie.nicholsslp@gmail.com

Around the Corner: A Housing Boon!

Continuing in our series of news interests beyond the shoreline of Angle Lake, this time we’re sharing a report on the proliferation of multi-family housing projects that are planned over the next few years. All of the project sites are located within the Angle Lake Sound Transit Station Area located southwest of Angle Lake. 

Southwest Angle Lake Area

  • 19825 State Route 99: International Boulevard Self Storage will be the site for a seven story Mixed Use Apartment Building featuring 289 units.
  • 2929 So 200th Street: The Sea-Tac, LLC project will also be a seven story apartment complex featuring 108 units.

Additionally two Sound Transit Surplus Parcels designated for Transit Oriented Development were recently awarded to the following:

  • ST-TOD North located at 26th Ave So and South 200th Street: Has been awarded to Mercy Housing Northwest and will offer 85 affordable units and feature ground floor commercial and/or office space. 
  • ST-TOD South also located at the intersection of South 200th street and 26th Ave So: Will feature 230 units of multi-family housing. 

“It is clear we have an affordable housing crisis in the Puget Sound region, and I’m proud that Sound Transit is playing a role in helping to address it,” said Sound Transit board member and King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. “Of the 2,500 housing units in development or already built, 1,600 of those will be affordable housing. These SeaTac projects are a positive step in addressing a critical community need.” Construction is expected to begin 2022 and 2024 respectively. 

Three other sites that are currently available for redevelopment or will soon be are:

  • 2916 So 200th Street: Angle Lake Mobile Home Park will be closed and clearing will begin late this year.
  • 20011 International Blvd: Bullpen (and surrounding properties) is still available for purchase, speculation is that the recent housing project announcements will bring additional purchase interest to this property.
  • 20008 International Blvd: rumor has it that the 7-11 store across the street from the Bullpen is closing and will be up for sale April 1st (no fooling!).  

As you can see by the list of planned projects, this area of our neighborhood will look vastly different within just a few years. 

FREE! This Weekend Only.

Local author (and Angle Lake Shore Club President) Karlene Petitt is giving away her novel titled “Flight For Truth”, eBook edition. This gift to you is in celebration of an upcoming release of the next novel in the series. 

Get your FREE download at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8jksrz 

Don't delay, the promotion ends Monday, February 7th.

Around the Corner: Cheap(er) Gas!

No, I'm not pretending to predict the price per barrel of crude oil will be coming down anytime soon – what I'm talking about is an opportunity to save money in these times of hyperinflation!

I usually don't get too excited about saving a few pennies per gallon on gasoline, especially if I have to travel a little bit out of my way to take advantage. But after having faced paying $5.05 per gallon recently in San Diego and with local reader boards consistently displaying $4.29 a gallon around town, I admit my interest was piqued when I caught a sign reading $3.69/gl. 

Considering an average fill-up requires 12-16 gallons for a standard passenger car and 26-38 gallons for a pickup truck – at $3.69 a gallon, you stand to realize savings between $7 to $23 per fill. That's no chump change. 

So just where is this secret petroleum paradise located? Well, first off, it's not intended to be a well-kept secret, although there has been zero wait time every time I've visited. This hot spot filling station is actually hiding in plain sight within the Safeway parking lot at Military Road So and So 164th Street – just look for the Purple Truck displaying the BOOSTER brand name. All you need to do is pull up alongside, send a cellular phone text message to the code shown and follow the simple instructions to pay by credit card. Sound complicated, don't worry! The fine attendants at the filling location will be eager to assist you through the procedural instructions and heck, you don't even need to get out of the vehicle – they'll even pump for you! (Just like being in Oregon without having to go to Oregon – double bonus!). 

I hope you take advantage of this way to save a few bucks. 

  • High-quality Fuel
  • Great local prices
  • Full-service
  • Contactless
Please mention that you were referred by the Angle Lake Shore Club Blog and let us know if you have any other money-saving information to share with your neighbors.
Happy Motoring!