Plans are moving ahead to open up the section between the park along 28th W and the P-Patch on the south side of the park.
As soon as the detailed final plans are approved by the Parks Department they will be posted here. The goal is to have the work completed by fall 2015.
The Parks Department has completed a detailed survey of the area with all underground water, sewer, and power lines mapped. In addition to removing the fences blocking access across this portion of the park, there will be a path connecting the two areas and removal of overgrown areas along the north edge.
The Parks Department is holding a public meeting to get your input/suggestions for Magnolia Manor Park.
The City Council has approved the Opportunity Fund proposal from Friends of Magnolia Manor Park Steering Committee as the third phase in implementing the master plan concept for Magnolia Manor Park.Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Magnolia Community Center 2550 34th Ave W.
For more information please read the Meeting Flyer.
Seattle City Council approved unanimously the recommendations of the Opportunity Fund Oversight Committee, which included money for Magnolia Manor Park. The project will re-position the fences on the east side of the reservoir to connect the OLA and the P-Patch. It also renovates the plaza area north of the dog park as envisioned in the original plan developed by the community in 2011. The next steps are for Seattle Parks Department to solicit community input on the design and development of the area, probably with one or more public meetings.
In this issue of the Friends of Magnolia Manor Park newsletter:
– Off-Leash Area Work Party on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-Noon. Join us!
– Fun(d)raising BBQ on Sunday, August 11th from 4-6pm. $10/person
– The wonders of bees
– Small dog play group
– Update on The Missing Piece
– Gardening feature “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
– Poison Hemlock
Just a reminder that our May Work Party will be Saturday May 11th from 10 am to Noon. Work is in the Magnolia Manor Off Leash Area, at 3500 28th Avenue West. John Bausch and Dan Reisinger are our volunteer Team Leaders for the morning. We’ll be concentrating on sweeping the walkway, moving chips and raking gravel, so please bring your work gloves! Refreshments, as always, are supplied by Citizens for Off Leash Areas. Please don’t forget to sign in. Thanks for all your help!
posted on behalf of Toni Imfeld
MAGNOLIA MANOR PARK OFF-LEASH AREA UPDATE
Earth Day Work Party! Pitchforks and Shovels and Rakes, oh my! Come join us as we sling chips and move gravel to pretty up our Off Leash Area (OLA) for Earth Day! Sunday, April 21st from 1-3 pm. During the work party, the OLA will be CLOSED to all but work party participants and their dogs.
Calling All Team Members: Let’s Team Up!
Our Goal: Good stewardship for the off-leash area at Magnolia Manor Park! Help support the stewards of this dog park by joining the support team. At least 10 people are needed to share the load. We only need a few more to round out our Team!
If you use the OLA, care about the OLA and or are neighbors of the OLA, please volunteer (use the general contact form here).
Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area is in its probationary period for 18 months (until Spring, 2014). (All new dog parks go on probation.) The majority of the OLA users are responsible dog owners who respect the park and the neighborhood. However, a few users may be jeopardizing the future of this OLA.
The OLA needs a support team of 10 people to help community bonding among park users. Possible activities include owner education, dog contests, potlucks, fun training events, etc. Re-educate the minority who aren’t aware about their impact on the neighborhood. This is your park!!
Currently the “missing piece,” an 18,000 sq ft SW corner of the park linking the OLA and the P-patch is under consideration. This would include a paved path between the areas and a re-vitalization of the north part of MMP. These areas are for people and leashed dogs. It is vital for the continuation of the Off Leash Area that dogs are kept on leash while outside the OLA.
The pros about MMP OLA:
Future plans for MMP OLA:
The cons of the OLA:
Good Neighbor Policy:
Posted on behalf of Toni Imfeld
Our monthly Work Party will take place this Saturday, February 9th from 10 am – 12 Noon. Please remember to bring work gloves. We’ll be spreading chips, moving gravel & planting in the south border. Please be aware of the chip & tool delivery. It should take place between 8 and 10 am. During the delivery, the work gate will be OPEN and the Off Leash Area WILL NOT be secure. Please watch your dogs and corral/leash them appropriately!
Contact Toni Imfeld for more info.
We had 11 volunteers and moved leaf mulch to the plots and covered with burlap bags. We had 35 huge blocks of concrete ( 3 ft x 3 ft x 8 inches) and began building our retaining walls.
Hats off to Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel Co., who graciously donated and delivered 6 cubic yards of pea gravel for the retaining walls and the shed foundation.
And now for today’s photos:
First–unloading the pea gravel from Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel
Moving gravel, mulch, and concrete blocks into position
Retaining wall magic…
Volunteers Nick and Liam discover the true reason for burlap bags