Saturday September 27th, 2014
11 AM to 2 PM
Magnuson Children’s Garden & Demonstration Orchard/behind the Brig
The 2014 Scarecrow Mini Fest at Magnuson Park features a free concert, a scavenger hunt in the Community Garden Orchard, Children’s Garden exploration and nature art, garden games, kids activities, a ride-on kiddie tractor corral, and of course, making scarecrows!
You bring the clothes for your scarecrow and a pillow case for the head. The straw and frame materials can be supplied to you for $10. Put your scarecrow on display during the Mini Fest and see if you win the grand prize!
Fun for the whole family! Admission to the Mini-Fest is free; $10 fee for scarecrow-making.
The one-year-old Tennis Center Sand Point will have a Beat the Heat round of activities over Labor Day weekend, August 28 to 31, 2014. This indoor facility is located at 7135 Sports Field Drive NE near the entrance to Magnuson Park and has plenty of available free parking. Check out the schedule of upcoming events, including tennis tournaments and lessons for all ages, from children to seniors. Keep cool on Labor Day weekend with a visit to the Tennis Center’s cafe, miniature golf course, and pro shop.
An alert from the Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept: Construction may affect use of the Burke-Gilman Trail between NE 125th and NE 135th Streets, beginning on Monday, July 28.
Private construction activity near the Burke-Gilman Trail may result in temporary delays or congestion for both bicycle and pedestrian use of the trail between NE 125th Street and NE 135th Street beginning on or about Monday, July 28, and continuing through the month of August. The trail will be open, but the available width of the paved pathway will be reduced. To assure the safety of all, bicyclists may be required to dismount and walk their bikes through this section of the trail.
A portion of the paved trail will be fenced off for a distance of approximately 150 feet north of NE 125th Street. The unpaved running and walking path along the east side of the trail will be open for use.
Seattle Parks and Recreation regrets the need to interrupt bicycle use of the trail, but this temporary restriction is necessary for safety reasons. The construction project will install protective coverings and gabions on the hillside on the west side of the trail to help stabilize the slope. The work is intended to confine and stabilize the lower portion of the slope where groundwater seepage and erosion have resulted in continued sloughing of the hillside and landslides. The City of Seattle is cooperating with this work by allowing limited use of the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Message by: David Takami, Seattle Parks and Recreation, 206-684-7241.
This year’s annual Outdoor Cinema will be on Saturday, August 2 at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE, next to the Wedgwood Post Office. Live music, games for kids and food vendors will be available beginning at 7:30 PM with the movie starting at dusk (as soon as it gets dark enough!)
In keeping with the ever-so-popular dragon lore of our time, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon! Some of you will have already seen How to Train Your Dragon 2 by the time Cinema rolls around, so come on out to go back to the beginning, when young Hiccup befriends his first dragon.
The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA) and the North District Council (NDC) are jointly sponsoring a forum on Seattle Proposition 1, proposing the establishment of a Metropolitan Parks District (MPD), to fund Seattle Parks. LCNA and NDC are co-sponsoring this forum to provide sufficient information about MPDs so that voters are fully informed when they cast their ballots in August.
An MPD is governed under WA State law (RCW 35.61) rather than by City ordinance. Here is the link to the RCW if you’d like more information.
The Forum will be held on Monday July 7th from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Ave NE (NW corner of NE 125th Street and 27th Ave NE) in the downstairs meeting room. Free parking is available in the church lot or on the street.
Important traffic reminder: because of the closure of 35th Ave NE at Meadowbrook, it is best to travel via Lake City Way NE. Proceed north to NE 123rd Street where there is a Dick’s Drive-In and a left-turn lane onto 30th Ave NE. Turn left again at NE 125th Street. The meeting site, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, will be on your right, two blocks farther at 27th Ave NE.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be replacing concrete road panels this week on Sand Point Way NE. As a result a northbound lane will be closed during demolition and replacement, from Tuesday, June 24 through Friday, June 27.
It is recommended that park visitors and summer camp attendees travel to Magnuson Park via NE 65th Street and Sportsfield Drive NE, or 62nd Avenue NE. A large parking lot on the east side of Tennis Center Sand Point contains over 300 spaces and is less than a five minute walk to all camp locations.