The Seattle city government filed a lawsuit against a Capitol Hill skate shop Wednesday that facilitated the construction of an illicit skate park on Green Lake’s Duck Island this spring.

35th North participated in a Nike and TransWorld skateboarding magazine “Do It Yourself” contest that gave 14 skate shops in the United States — including 35th North — $500 and some “necessities” to construct or add to a skate park, according to the lawsuit.

The Capitol Hill shop answered the call and built one on the island only accessible by boat or swimming, but officially off limits to the public. The city says no one had permission to build on the island, operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation, and that they damaged wildlife and animal habitat in doing so.

Source: Seattlepi