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Great Day — Great Pets!

Thanks to all who came to have their pet’s portrait taken…we’ve posted them…a few are below to lure you to the complete set on Flickr!  Enjoy and thanks to all who came to support Magnolia Manor Park.

Ray

Ray

Miley

Miley (camera shy)

Zolo

Zolo

More…

  • 6 years ago

Update: Tomorrow–Make your pet the face of the upcoming dog park!

Its official:  construction of the 21,000 square foot Off Leash Area in Magnolia will begin this spring, tentatively in mid-June.  So we’re celebrating with free pictures! 

Bring your dog to Magnolia Manor Park, 3500 28th Avenue West, this Saturday, March 24th from Noon to 3pm to get his or her photo taken. (We’ll even snap a pic of your cat or bird, if they’re brave enough.)  The photographer will be available between noon and 3 p.m.; first come, first served. Pictures will be free (donations gladly accepted). We will also post them to our web site and Facebook page. Donations will go to the construction of the Off Leash Area.

  • 6 years ago

Keep On Voting!

Keep voting! We still need every vote we can get for the Magnolia Manor Park P-Patch Tool Shed in Umpqua Bank’s Build Your Block Challenge.

At stake is a $10,000 award from the bank to fund the community project with the most votes. Please visit the Magnolia branch of Umpqua Bank in the Village each day between now and March 30th to cast your ballots. They’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You may also vote once on Facebook at www.facebook.com/umpquabank.

  • 6 years ago

Pet Pics in the Park — This Saturday!

Here’s your chance to make your pet the face of the upcoming dog park!

A couple of daisies from Dogoween 2011

Don’t forget! Bring your dog to Magnolia Manor Park this Saturday, March 24th to get his or her photo taken. The photos will be available between noon and 3 p.m.; first come, first served.

Pictures will be free (donations gladly accepted). We will also post them to our web site and Facebook page.

Photos begin at High Noon! See you there!

  • 6 years ago

Showing Heart — Making Art

Lawton Fifth Graders Show Heart, Make Art

The fifth graders at Lawton Elementary have been wonderful and enthusiastic helpers with the Magnolia Manor Park project. They’ve helped us out by fundraising, and they’ve also created park-themed art.

Construction of the Off Leash Area will begin in the spring. Mia Mitchell’s drawing shows what life might be like for your favorite pet once it’s complete.

Pup in the Park
Part of the overall plan for Manor Park includes a P-Patch garden. The area of the park planned for the garden gets great sunlight, making it ideal for both summer and winter gardening.

Peas in the Patch(Illustration by Olivia Knoll)

The expansion of the park will add nearly two acres to the space currently open to the public. With better weather ahead, there will be more room and more opportunities to take in nature…

Sweet Dreams

(Illustration by Kai Light)

…or go fly a kite.

Kites in the Park
(Illustration by Luke Allen)

The above is just a sampling of the artwork created by the Lawton Elementary fifth graders which we ultimately hope to have on display at the park, itself.

It’s an exciting time to witness the rebirth of Manor Park. If you’d like to take part, please visit the Volunteer section.

  • 6 years ago

Mid-March Update

Is it daylight savings time already? Spring must be just around the corner. Things are really moving with the Magnolia Manor Park project thanks to the time, money and effort of many neighbors and local businesses. We’ll be breaking ground on the new Off Leash Area this spring, and will host a “Dog Park 101” workshop. Other plans for the park include installing Magnolia’s first P-Patch. With so much going on, we’re still in need of volunteers in a variety of areas. One such area is events coordination. Along with workshops, we’re planning other activities in the park to inform the community of all the exciting new changes. For this, we need help organizing and implementing our outreach efforts.

Are you interested in a P-Patch plot? All volunteer hours count toward selecting who gets those initial garden assignments. As spring and summer roll in, we’ll need help installing buffer plants and walking paths, as well. Slowly, but surely, Magnolia Manor Park is being reopened for the neighborhood to enjoy. If you’d like to take part, let us know–here’s our Volunteer Form you can use to let us know your interests.

Stay tuned for regular updates right here.

  • 6 years ago