Take a look at the three concepts presented at the Draft Designs Workshop

April 12, 2011 at 9:41 am 5 comments

Click on each image to get a larger view, and then use your brower’s “zoom” feature to see it even larger.

Concept A – “Native Viewscape”

Concept A - Native Viewscape

Option B: “Adventure for All”

Concept B - Adventure for All

Concept C – “Front Porch Play”

Concept C - Front Porch Play

There’s more detailed information on these concepts here. Take a look and let us know what you think – we want to hear from you! Send feedback via the “contact us” page. You can also print out and mark up a copy of the worksheet used by meeting participants to comment on the designs – send your copy to the Landscape Architect (Site Workshop, 1927 Post Alley Seattle WA 98101). Please send your feedback by May 16th.


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  • 1. TrappedinMagnolia  |  May 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I’m having a really hard time viewing the options and I’ve tried various ways of enlarging. If there is anything you can do to improve the viewability of the proposals, that would be very helpful. Thanks!

  • 2. magnoliamanorpark  |  May 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Sorry you’re having difficulty! Please click on each image thumbnail, which will then show it much larger. You can then use your browser’s “zoom” or “view” function to enlarge it more. For instance, for most browsers, clicking on the image will enlarge it substantially.

  • 3. Concerned Magnolia Resident  |  May 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    While I understand the desires to build more community and have other features included in this space. I am standing firm behind the fact that this open space has been designated for years as a potential space for an off-leash dog area. We do not have a lot of spaces designated strictly for this purpose and the ones that do, unfortunately have some bad raps due to lack of space, etc. LETS NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE HERE!

    I would like to see open space along with open space designated for dogs. Magnolia has plenty of existing playgrounds and parks for children already, along with a P-Patch just down the hill in Interbay. Let’s create something original and new, something we need, an open space for our animals.

    We need to have adequate space to ensure all dogs and their owners and visitors feel welcome and comfortable. We all know that some of our dogs are more excited than others and to cram them all into a small enclosed space is not helpful to anyone. This space is ideal for this and I believe is why it was designated as so in the first place.

    Let’s not turn around now on the almost 10 years that we have been waiting for this space to be officially designated.

  • 4. local walker  |  May 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I can not see how putting an off-leash area in Magnolia Manor Park is going to work. It seems unfair to put it right under the apartments on the north side of the park, and it can’t be too close to, or uphill from, the reservoir lid. The money that is available does not allow for a well-done larger area, and a smaller area will not satisfy anyone. None of the dog-owners that I have talked with say that they will bring their dogs to the park in the future. Smith Cove is a far better choice for a dog run–it has more parking and does not impact nearby residences the way these plans do. Instead of trying to shoehorn it into this park, look for a better option.

    • 5. magnolia responder  |  June 1, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      “Instead of trying to shoehorn it into this park, look for a better option”

      once again. This site has been designated for years as a potential off leash area. no “shoehorning” necessary. how about not pushing out the dog owners who have just as much of a right to that space as you “walker.”

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