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Magnolia Manor Park Update – August 2017

Please join the Friends of Magnolia Manor Park for a Community Celebration and Grand Opening!! The long-delayed Opportunity Project is finally complete!! Yes!! Walk the reservoir path! Celebrate our newly-opened green park space!
When: Sunday, August 13, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Park Address: 3500 28th Ave West

There will be refreshments, neighbors, key folks involved in the project and more.
Meet your local community groups:
 MIQA Be Prepared (Mag, Interbay, QA Emergency Prep)
 COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas)
 Discover Music in the Park (Concert/Music at Discovery Park)
 QA Helpline
 Heron Habitat Helpers
 Smith Cove Park
 And more!!

Feel free to share your questions or ideas at http://www.magnoliamanorpark.org/; choose

Contact. We love to hear from you!

Special Meeting MQDC – August 15th, United Church of Christ 7-9PM

Representing Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhood organizations.

Special Meeting: Monday, August 15, 7-9 PM

Mayor’s Executive Order and Future Directions for our District Council

United Church of Christ (Pilgrim Hall)

3555 W McGraw St.

Volunteers in Magnolia, Queen Anne and Uptown have for many years worked through their District Council to improve their neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods have parks, gardens, trails and sidewalks to show for these efforts.

The Mayor, on July 13, severed ties with all city-chartered District Councils. The Councils can continue, but the City will no longer support them nor will the Councils continue to set priorities for neighborhood projects.

The August 15 special meeting is to discuss the Mayor’s action and how our District Council should operate going forward. Please join us if you are interested in continuing to build community, as we have been doing for many years.

The Agenda for the meeting includes:

  • Review recent developments
  • Role and Value of the District Council
  • What do we need from the City and from our volunteers to be more effective?

Share your views with us. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Friends of Magnolia Manor Park – Steering Committee Meeting

 >> Wednesday Jun e 22, 2016    7 pm  <<

At Manor P-Patch

Mission statement

Friends of Magnolia Manor Park was formed in 2011 to help implement the community-developed plan for Magnolia Manor Park, including an Off Leash Area (OLA) and P-Patch. Through their stewardship, Friends of Magnolia Manor Park build community by connecting people, plants and animals in recreational activities thereby creating a treasured and sustainable neighborhood gathering place for all.

 Steering Committee Agenda  — preliminary

 

7:00 pm           Introductions

Adopt agenda

Adopt Minutes of May 24, 2016

7:00 pm              Treasurer’s report – Carol Burton   

7:15 pm                Update on Opportunity Fund project (Jim Keller, Susan)

What will happen when

How use it to build support for Small and Simple as next step to opening up rest of park

7:35 pm                Small and simple grant to open up rest of park  (Sept 12 submission, $25K grant)

What can we get for $25K  (see Jim’s email below)

Project match –Volunteer labor match  — need to sign up volunteers

                  Cash match

                  Donated services match

                  Donated supplies and materials match

  Activities to build public awareness and support  (also counts as match)

Strategy for getting Parks support for project

                  Larry Phillips, Sally Bagshaw

8:15 pm                New members

8:25 pm                OLA and P-Patch updates

8:30                        Other

9:00 pm                Adjourn

FEBRUARY 2016 UPDATE

NEXT Steering Committee Meeting: The next Friends of Magnolia Manor Park Steering Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, at 7PM. These meetings are open to the public and held in a private home. If you wish to attend, go to www.MagnoliaManorPark.org and choose CONTACT.

UPCOMING Neighbor Appreciation Day: On Saturday, February 13, from noon to 2PM, the Magnolia Community Center will host Neighbor Appreciation Day! Magnolia Manor Park will have a table at this event. Curious about the 2011 Preferred Site Plan for the park? Excited by new green space in Magnolia? Looking for a volunteer opportunity with flexible commitment? Please stop by and visit.

UPDATE Opportunity Fund Project and Meeting with Seattle Parks: On February 2, 2016, Parks organized an informal meeting to discuss the current Magnolia Manor Park Opportunity Fund Project and the security concerns of neighbors whose property abuts the park. The Parks staff included Superintendent Jesus Aguirre, Planning & Development Division Director Michael Shiosaki and Project Manager Garrett Farrell.

To mitigate the security concerns of the local neighbors, Superintendent Aguirre stated that lighting for the path is possible. Project Manager Farrell described the potential path lights which would be directed and shielded to illuminate the path only. These lights would be funded separately from the Opportunity Fund grant.

In further discussion between Parks staff, Manor Park neighbors and FMMP Steering Committee members, Superintendent Aguirre indicated that Parks is amenable to the completion of the Preferred Site Plan; specifically the remaining east hill. Costs would include research, planning and development of the east hill per the Preferred Site Plan design. Project Manager Farrell estimated that the east hill project may cost approximately $750K or more to plan and construct.

A new funding source, Seattle Parks Major Project Challenge Fund, may be available to Manor Park. David Grave, Senior Park Planner, in a separate email stated that the FMMP Steering Committee may submit a letter of intent for this Challenge Fund. Although this fund is designed for $2 million plus projects, lesser sums may be available. Many volunteer hours and fundraising would be required as this type of fund requires a 50% match by the citizens group; e.g. $250K match for $500K grant.

Magnolia Community Council Public Forum – Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Seattle City Council has proposed a Metropolitan Park District (“MPD”).

The deferred maintenance backlog for Seattle’s parks and recreational facilities is now at $267 million and the current levy ends this year.

This issue will be on the August 5 ballot.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catharine Blaine School
2550 34th Ave W.
(Next to the Magnolia Community Center)

For more information please read the Meeting Flyer.

PARK P-PATCH PHASE 1 IMPLEMENTATION MEETING

 WHEN:       Tuesday, October 9
                         7:00 – 9:00 PM

 

WHERE:    Interbay Urban Center
                        1827 15th Ave West
                        Space A-6

                   (Next to Peet’s Coffee, across from Whole Foods)

 

Agenda:

  • Update
  • Project Overview and Design Review
  • Work Plan
  • Volunteer Projects

Contact:   Susan Casey (mention this event in subject line of contact request)

Dog Park 101: Do’s, Don’ts and Best Practices

Ever wonder about taking your dog to the dog park? Is there more that you should know before you go? 

Learn about what to do before you get to the Dog Park for the best positive experience for you and your dog.  Subjects include training, vaccinations, socialization, licensing, and rights and responsibilities.

Join us for a talk with dog training and behavior specialist Julie Forbes, owner of Sensitive Dog – dog training, behavior and food consultation, and host of the radio talk show “The Dog Show with Julie Forbes.”

 

When:  Thursday, August 23, 2012.

Time:    6:30 – 8 p.m.

Where:  Magnolia Presbyterian Church, Mt. Rainier Room (1st Floor),  3051 28th Avenue West (Corner of 28th Ave W. and W. Dravus), Seattle

WhoHumans Only, Please!

Suggested Donation:  $10

 

All donations benefit the Magnolia Manor Park
Off-Leash Area, Opening this Fall!

No advance reservations. Donations will be taken at the door.

(Seating limited to 45 participants.)

Toni L. Imfeld
Co-Chair
Fundraising Chair
Friends of Magnolia Manor Park

What is Happening at Magnolia Park??

It must seem like nothing is going on, and it is quite the OPPOSITE! SO many things are going on behind the scenes that it’s hard to keep track. The P-Patch Committee is busy working on meeting immediate fundraising needs to build the fence (more to come in an additional post),  forming planning committees and getting organized, while the Off-Leash Area is getting ready to announce the date for the groundbreaking ceremony!

Part of getting organized is learning how to utilize this website again – STAY TUNED for more content updated REGULARLY!

Today we met with our webmaster and learned some functionality if the website and discussed what we’d like to see and how we’d like to use it. We will be having more people with access to post relevant information such as upcoming events, meeting dates/times, reports on what was discussed at meetings (for those who can’t make it) and more.

See ya soon!