January 01, 2008
45-year-old Fun Forest gets 2 more years, then must pack it in
On Dec. 10, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a shortened lease for the Fun Forest -- one that will not be renewed. The new lease slashes rent and concession fees to about $335,000 annually, in exchange for an agreement to close the park that... Read More »
December 19, 2007
John Sutherland Has a Plan to Save Fun Forest. Why Won't the City Listen?
According to a November report from the Seattle Center Century 21 Committee—which is tasked with revamping and rebuilding the Seattle Center—Fun Forest needs to go. Noting declining revenues and flagging attendance at the dilapidated amusement park, Centu... Read More »
April 24, 2006
City looking to breathe new life into Seattle Center - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Modernize the Seattle Center's stuck-in-the-'60s Center House, revamp the funky Fun Forest, demolish Memorial Stadium, fix up the Monorail and give Mercer Arena to the Seattle Opera for storage.
February 27, 2006
Seattle's Fun Forest in financial trouble
Seattle's Fun Forest, which is a remnant of the 1962 World's Fair, is running into tough times. The park has not turned a profit and is behind on rent, jeopardizing its future.