Magnolia Manor Park Update, November 2015

Great news! The next project phase of Magnolia Manor Park’s Preferred Site Plan is moving forward! This long-awaited phase will accomplish the following:

  • Open up the southwest corner of the park by shifting the security fence closer to the covered reservoir (while retaining the fencing that abuts neighbors’ yards)
  • Update the OLA with a shelter, separate shy-dog area access and an adjusted perimeter
  • Improve the main entry from 28th Ave West
  • Improve north perimeter landscaping
  • Shift fencing in the northeast corner to gain a mountain viewpoint

Bids from contractors will be solicited during Fall 2015/Winter 2016 with construction to be completed in 2016. This is another step in a continuing process to complete the Preferred Site Plan for Magnolia Manor Park.

Background: In 2010 the Friends of Magnolia Manor Park secured a Department of Neighborhoods Matching Grant to develop a Preferred Site Plan for the land around the Magnolia Reservoir. Following three well-attended public meetings and tours of the area, a PLAN was adopted (see Preferred Site Plan) through extensive public process. The Preferred Site Plan design shifted the security fence more closely to the reservoir (including water treatment access) while freeing the remaining 2.73 acres of this city-owned land for general park use including an off-leash area and a P-Patch. With Park Open Space funding, plus over $50,000 in private donations, the OLA and P-Patch were completed in 2013. Additional funds through the Park Opportunity Fund were applied for in 2012 and approved by City Council in late 2013. This funding is for the current project which is described above.

More than 4500 residents live around Magnolia Manor Park! Neighborhood and public support for the Preferred Site Plan has been enthusiastic! This neighborhood park, and the current phase of the Preferred Site Plan, will open up the valuable level green spaces for passive recreation by everyone. Already Magnolia Manor Park is a walking destination for many!

 

  • a couple of years ago

Want to know candidates’ positions on your issues?

Come to a candidate forum and find out – Thursday 15th October at Whole Foods in Interbay.
Doors open at 6.30 with information tables (pro and con) on Lets Move Seattle ballot measure.  Candidate forum starts promptly at 7 pm and continues to 9 pm.  come to the Customer Service Desk at Whole Foods and we’ll guide you from there.

Candidates for Seattle City Council  seats #7, 8, and 9; King County Council #4; and Port of Seattle #2 and #5 will be there.  The election is Tuesday 3rd November – come to the forum and find out where the candidates stand on your issues.

The Candidate forum is co-sponsored by Magnolia Community Council, Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council, Queen Anne Community Council, and Uptown Alliance.
Questions?  email magnoliacomunityclub@gmail.com

  • 3 years ago

Update on coming construction at Magnolia Manor Park

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.

  • 3 years ago

Magnolia Manor Park Meeting – Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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.

 

The "Missing Piece" Walkway

The “Missing Piece” Walkway

For more information please read the Meeting Flyer.

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.

September/October Newsletter is here!

In this issue of the Friends of Magnolia Manor Park newsletter:

– Fun(d)raising BBQ on Sunday, September 15th from 4-6:30pm. $10/person

– Update on The Missing Piece

– Maybe ewww, but pee is great for your garden!

– Gardening feature “Garden of Discovery”

– Planning your winter garden

Read and enjoy!

  • 5 years ago

Missing Piece funding approved!

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. 

  • 5 years ago

July/August Newsletter

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

Read and enjoy!

posted on behalf of Karen Andersen, Editor
  • 5 years ago

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!

  • 5 years ago