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
Hope to See You There!
Some P-Patchers may be interested in the following:
Sent on behalf of Sharon Knoll
Check out the upper left–next to the HOME link for all the details! We need your help!
Magnolia Manor Park Friends
The pavers are laid, the foundation is done and now it is time to build the shed!
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
Posted on behalf of Sharon Knoll.
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.
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:
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.
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!