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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.

Update on “The Missing Piece”

Funding to connect the Manor P-Patch and the Off Leash Area recommended to City Council

The Parks Levy Oversight Committee has recommended that funds to connect ‘the missing piece’ between the Manor P-Patch and the Off Leash Area be part of the Opportunity Grant list to be approved by the Seattle City Council later this summer.  Also included is funding for renovation and rehabilitation of the plaza area along the north side of the park.

This means that Manor Park truly becomes an integrated whole providing  Magnolia residents with an array of accessible neighborhood recreational activities – a place for children to run and play, families to have a picnic, community gardening, an off leash area for dogs, and a place to relax and enjoy the wonderful views.

The "Missing Piece" Walkway

The “Missing Piece” Walkway

 

Memorial Day at the Park–Grilled Salmon…mmmmm!

Park Happening Monday, May 27, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Please join us for our first annual Memorial Day Grilled Salmon Fundraiser!

$10.00 per person

BYOB and a side dish

Our Chef Robert Nash will be serving us marinated, grilled salmon on our barbecue
grill donated by Deborah and Michael Wade!

E-vites to go out soon–if you don’t see yours contact Sharon Knoll via our P-Patch form here.

Looking forward to coming together in our new Magnolia Manor Park P-Patch.

Salmon getting ready for Memorial Day!

Salmon getting ready for Memorial Day!

What a Great Grand Opening!

The sun cooperated for a beautiful grand opening for Seattle’s newest P-Patch at Magnolia Manor Park.  The Seattle Times dropped by for some photos, too. A grand time was had by all. A few photos…

Neighbor Alvin Hendricks sings the Opening

Neighbor Alvin Hendricks sings the Opening

Sally Clark, City Council and Susan Casey, Pres. FMMP

Sally Clark, City Council and Susan Casey, Pres. FMMP

The New Tool Shed

The New Tool Shed

The Garden looking West

The Garden looking West

An East View of the Garden

An East View of the Garden

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Heather Ussery, Umpqua Bank

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Heather Ussery, Umpqua Bank

The popular refreshments, donated by Met Market

The popular refreshments, donated by Met Market

Dog & owner

A Couple of Attendees Enjoying the Day

Garden whimsey

Some Garden Whimsy

More Photos on Flickr

Sign the Petition!

Check out the upper left–next to the HOME link for all the details!  We need your help!

Thanks…

Magnolia Manor Park Friends

The Latest at the P-Patch

The pavers are laid, the foundation is done and now it is time to build the shed!  P-Patch carrots
George Tracy is getting ready to put our water lines in.
Sandy Pernitz at Department of Neighborhoods will begin assigning plots March 30.
We have two ramps and a stairway built from the upper garden to the lower garden.

This week end will be exceptionally productive and all hands are needed! Please join us.  Soup is served at noon.

Work Parties, Saturday March 2 and Sunday March 3
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Projects

  •     Dig holes and plant 100 plants along the south fence and some huckleberries in the common area
  •     Frame the shed
  •     Spread mulch on the beds and cover with burlap
  •     Spread chips on the paths that are not yet covered

Posted on behalf of Sharon Knoll.

Another Weekend, Another Show! With More to Come!

February 9 – 10 was another productive weekend thanks to the 12 amazing volunteers that showed up.   Erik Gundersen’s fabulous plans for our shed are being implemented.  We have about 2/3 of the pavers laid for the shed and community area.

The retaining wall started the week-end of February 2nd is almost complete with back fill of pea gravel.  We are having more concrete blocks delivered this week and will start the next retaining wall.  The blocks are smaller and should be easier to handle.

Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel has donated six cubic yards of pea gravel, and given us 50% off on all other materials we order.  Mutual Materials has joined in helping by providing a great price cut on the pavers and other materials we needed to lay the pavers.

Mutual Materials Logo

And thanks to Ann for delivering her wonderful soup on Saturday, and to Susan for her wonderful soup on Sunday.
Please let us know if you would like to make and deliver food for the volunteers.  It counts as volunteer hours.  We eat standing up and it really makes a difference!

Please do not feel that you need a special skill to join us.  There are many things to be done!  And shoveling pea gravel and mulch and moving it with wheel barrows is important!

Reminder:  Please turn in all your volunteer hours through January 31.  Please contact Sharon Knoll if you have any questions.

Upcoming Work Party Projects:

  • February 16 and 17   10:00 – 2:00Moving leaf mulch to plots and covering with burlap
    Complete laying pavers
    Possibly begin foundation for shed Break up soil that is holding water
  • We will be having work parties every weekend until we are finished.  We project this will take another five weekends.
Volunteers help lay the new pavers from Mutual Materials

Volunteers help lay the new pavers from Mutual Materials

Work Party Projects

Work Party Projects Week End of February 9, 10 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1.    Laying 130 pavers which will be our community area and the floor of our shed
2.    Spreading mulch and burlap bags

Mutual Materials in Bellevue has given us a substantial price break on the price of the pavers and we thank them.

And Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel has once again come through with a price break with the 20 cubic yards  of pea gravel they are donating.

We need everyone, not just ‘skilled’ people to come help.   Please join us.  We do have fun and we even get to rest sometimes!

When you volunteer you get to rest...

When you volunteer you get to rest…sometimes

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