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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!

  • 6 years ago

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

  • Updated a couple of years ago

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.

  • 6 years ago

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

  • 6 years ago

P-Patch Update

After some delays we are ready to get dirty in our P-Patch!P-Patch carrots

We have 137 names on the wait list for plots.  Plots are assigned by number of volunteer hours by the P-Patch Program.  And we need you!

We have 4 working parties coming up, two with dates scheduled;


Week of January 14, 2013

Move 30 cubic yards of wood chips from the Up-Garden on lower Queen Anne and deliver to MMPP.  We will be using a 3 cubic yard dump truck.

We need people to load the truck at Up-Garden.  We will be moving a minimum of 3 truck loads per day


Saturday, January 19

Spread cardboard and chips over the perimeter of MMPP and on the sod berm.


Date to be determined

Retaining Walls/Edging
Mark Haley is having 8 – 10 cubic yards of broken concrete donated to build retaining walls.


Date to be determined

Put leaves through chipper, spread over plots and cover with burlap bags
 

If you want to join a work party, please contact Sharon Knoll via our contact us form.

  • 6 years ago

“Art for the Park” Calendars for sale!

Please order your 2013 “Art for the Park” calendar by Wednesday, November 28th to ensure delivery before the holidays!

These calendars will make great gifts for anyone! Family, friends, co-workers, you name it!

Art work created by the Lawton Elementary School 5th grade class of 2012.

Calendars are $20 each and all proceeds will benefit Magnolia Manor Park.

Please contact LuAnn Mitchell to place your order. If paying by check, please make payable to FMMP (Friends of Magnolia Manor Park).

Thank you for your support!

Calendar Image

The cover for the upcoming calendar

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

Friends of Magnolia Manor Park (“FMMP”) is pleased to announce a Grand Opening Celebration for the Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1 pm.  Festivities will take place in Magnolia Manor Park, 3500 28th Avenue West.  Ribbon cutting at 1:30 pm.

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BUT FIRST, A LITTLE LIGHT WORK…

There will be a Work Party on Saturday, November 17th at 10 am (rain or shine!) at Magnolia Manor Park OffLeash Area, 3500 28th Avenue West, to install some of the border plants and the poop bag stations (no, there’s just no ‘genteel’ way to say it), and to install a mock-up of the Lawton 2012 5th Graders’ Art Fence project.

Detail below…

Another Op’nin’, Another OLA…

Whoo-hoo!  Our long process is finally coming to a close.  Or rather, an Opening!  We are pleased to announce a Grand Opening Celebration for the Magnolia Manor Park Off-Leash Area on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1 pm.  Festivities will take place in Magnolia Manor Park, 3500 28th Avenue West.  Ribbon cutting at 1:30 pm.

We hope you’ve all been pleasantly surprised by all the progress these last few weeks.  The chips are down (and that’s a good thing…), as is the gravel, the water line is being installed and the OLA fence should begin installation after November 1st.  Seattle Parks Dept. (“Parks”) is bringing in soil amendments for the North border, and along with FMMP, consulting with the neighbors on the border plantings for the OLA, and P Patch.

Once the OLA fence is completely installed and Seattle Conservation Corps (“SCC”) has cleaned up the work site, Parks will arrange for the exterior fence along 28th Avenue West to be removed, and the park will re-open.  That will probably take place between November 9th and November 17th.  Both Seattle Parks and Friends of Magnolia Manor P (“FMMP”) are committed to the idea that the park should be closed for no longer than necessary for construction and that includes the OLA. So, yes, if it’s ready before the 18th, the OLA WILL be open for business.

Just like any new business, though, some things take time.  Parks will provide a kiosk, a tool box and signage, but they may not be in place in time for the opening. The water also may not be completely hooked up for a few weeks. Rest assured–they are coming!

There will be a Work Party on Saturday, November 17th at 10 am (rain or shine!) to install some of the border plants and the poop bag stations (no, there’s just no ‘genteel’ way to say it), and to install a mock-up of the Lawton 2012 5th Graders’ Art Fence project.  Installation of the rest of the plants and trees, and the Art Fence, will take place over the next several months, as time, weather (and donations) allow. There will be another celebration with the Lawton 2012 5th Graders’ and their families once the installation of the Art Fence is scheduled.

Along with the OLA opening, the Magnolia P Patch is taking shape.  By the 18th, the security fencing will have been moved and rough grading in the P Patch area done. It may be possible to tour the area of the future P Patch at the Grand Opening—we’ll have to see.  The grand opening celebration for the P Patch will take place next spring.

Please mark your calendars for the Work Party at 10 am on November 17th and for the Grand Opening at 1 pm on November 18th, and come say “Thank You” to all of our great sponsors and donors!  Without them, MMP OLA would not have happened.

  • 6 years ago

Help Whole Foods Help Us–LAST THREE DAYS!

In five short weeks, thanks to your support and participation,  we have passed the $5,000 mark on our way to raise $10,000, our first milestone to be able to open all 100 Magnolia Manor Park P-Patch Plots by next Spring.

 We have two small requests for you, one of our loyal supporters.

Whole Foods Market at Interbay, is supporting our effort with a 10 cent bag donation for two special periods: August 13 thru September 1 and September 17 thru September 30

Please spread the word that when you check out at Whole Foods–> Ask to donate your bag refund to Magnolia Manor P-Patch.

And please spread the word to your family and friends.  Remember, you can donate online at https://magnoliamanorpark.org/donate/donate-on-line/

Our sincere thanks to our community who have supported us in passing the $5,000 mark.  This has happened with 24 donors – just think what can happen when we double our donor base for this!

Thanks to:
Magnolia Rotary Club
Thomas & Sylvia Fruichantie
C. Rhea & Wendy Thompson
Susan Casey
Lori Mahoney

Mark & Michaela Haley
Paul Denise
Merrili Owens
Larry Bosi
Leslie McKay
David & Elizabeth Herrick
Paul & Pam Lewis
Anna J Loewin
Rotary Club of Magnolia Foundation
Tom & Ginny Tanner
Larry Soriano
Bruce Carter & Betty Sanders
Trish Nicola
Sharon Knoll
Judith Berman
Kristin Kennell
Valient Gough
Philip Best
Merna Karp
Stan & Alice Burgess  

Pledges:

Susan Rotenberg
Monica Wooton
Emily Wooton
Doctors from Swedish Clinic in the Village


Location: 3500 28th Ave W. Seattle WA
Mail: 3628 28th Ave W. Seattle WA 98199
Web: www.MagnoliaManorPark.org
Non-Profit ID# 91-1091819

  • 6 years ago

September Newsletter is Here!

Read and enjoy!

 

 

The photo below was taken 15 September at the booth we had at Whole Foods at Interbay to sell birdhouses, plant starts and promote the park.  Say thanks to Susan for volunteering, next time you see her!

  • 6 years ago