August 2

Next Steps on the Path to Magnolia Manor Park!



“Next Steps on the Path to Magnolia Manor Park”

The Mitchell Family-Luann Mitchell (center) is the chair of the grant writing committee, she Charlie and Mia are out for a summer stroll at the Park...

This is the theme of the second Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund Grant that has been awarded to the newly formed Friends of Magnolia Manor Park. We are excited! This award will allow us to continue to work with you and Site Workshop to develop design/early construction documents of the Preferred Site Plan the community so enthusiastically embraced at the final public meeting in June. (link to meeting 3 info)

This means that we are on our way to creating Magnolia Manor Park with elements the community helped design and said they wanted!

• Walking paths that connect with other parks, play areas and open space
• Off-Leash Dog Area 21,000 sq ft w small dog area and chuck it zone (Magnolia’s first!)
• 60-70 P-Patches (Magnolia’s first!)
• View vistas, family areas and children play elements

And, we will be able to have some fun events at the Park, (our birdhouse making workshop will be September 18th, Sunday at the Park, 1-3 pm, more information to follow; but, mark your calendars now!), and Dogoween (in late October with dogs in costume, prizes, a raffle, silent auction and lots of fun!).

We are planning 2 more public meetings with you to refine the plan, and get the Park enlarged (almost tripled by re-configuring the fences to allow for the walking paths and the Front Porch lawn and landscaping; and, to work on the design of the off leash area and the P-Patches.) We will be announcing those dates soon as well.

We also are about to launch the very important donation campaign with the goal of raising $175,000 by June 2012, to insure the Park elements are “done once and done right”! Donate today and volunteer to help us meet our ambitious goal!

So, visit the web page often, a new look is in the works with tons of good information about how we can accomplish getting Magnolia’s first P-Patches and off-leash area and so much more at Manor Park! Soon you can like us on Facebook!

The Steering Committee will meet at the park August 9th, at 7pm – feel free to join us as we all help in Making Magnolia Manor Park! And, as always feel free to email us!
Monica Wooton
Publicity Chair
Friends of Magnolia Manor Park

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