This is a busy week for the Magnolia Manor Park project. There are two opportunities for the community to have a say in what is included at the park site.
The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday (2/2), from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church at 3500 28th Ave. West. This community meeting will give participants the chance to learn about the background of the park and brainstorm ideas.
On Saturday (3/5) the public is invited for an informal walk in the park from 10a.m. – 12p.m. at 3500 28th Ave. West. The Landscape Architect for the project, and members of the project steering committee will walk the site and answer questions.
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. Depending on community input, other elements that will be considered for the park include community gardens, a children’s play area and picnic areas.
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.
There is a design workshop on April 9 at 10a.m. to present the three plans generated at this week’s meetings and the preferred design will be available in June. We will keep you posted as the dates get closer.