After 7-year battle, neighbors rejoice as dead end becomes public beach

Sue Pope walks her dog Monday at the new city park at the end of Northeast 130th Street, which turns into Lake Washington. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)
Sue Pope walks her dog Monday at the new city park at the end of Northeast 130th Street, which turns into Lake Washington. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

A tiny beach lot on the Lake Washington shoreline near Lake City now exists as a park. It took seven years of court wrangling and, most recently, an $800,000 payout by the city of Seattle, to make it happen.

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