Sustainable Magnolia has received funding from the Department of Neighborhoods through its Small and Simple matching grant program to fund a project entitled ”Envisioning a Vibrant Community Gathering Place for Manor Park.” The amount awarded is $20,000, and is expected to be matched in the form of volunteer hours and resources.
Magnolia Manor Park is located in the 3500 block of 28th Ave West.
The project, led by a steering committee made up of local community representatives and a landscape architect consultant, will result in developing a conceptual plan for the park. Organizers say this is more than an effort to create a new landscape design for the park. It is an opportunity for the community to have a say in how it will use the park.
The plan will incorporate a dog off leash area which has been in the works since a decision in 2006 by the Parks Board of Trustees and Parks Superintendent. There are funds from the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy ($70,000) allocated for the dog park.
Depending on community input, other elements that will be considered for the park include community gardens, a children’s play area and picnic areas.
Magnolia Manor Park is a one acre parcel maintained by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation and owned by Seattle Public Utilities.
Three public meetings on the park will be held in the next few months. We will let you know when dates are announced. You can find updates on the project web site here.