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Warren G. Magnuson Park - Wetlands and Athletic Fields
Pro Parks Project Information

 
Location: 7400 Sand Point Way NE

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Andy Sheffer
Parks Planning and Development
800 Maynard Ave S. Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206.684.7041
Magnuson Wetlands
Magnuson Wetlands
Magnuson Wetlands
Magnuson Wetlands

PROJECT STATUS

For information on the next phase of the project please visit Magnuson Park Shore Ponds.

Thank you Seattle!
The community and Mayor Nickels celebrated the opening of this project on September 26, 2009. The educational wetlands and the Mickey Merriam Athletic Field Complex are woven together with paths and places for walking, running, biking, bird watching, and more, providing choices for recreation and environmental fun.


LOCATION
7400 Sand Point Way NE
BUDGET
$3 million for the Wetlands project (Pro Parks Levy)
$9.3 million for the Athletic Fields project (Pro Parks Levy)
$795,000 for pedestrian improvements and habitat restoration (City Council 2007 - 2008 budget)
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2001 - 2003
Design: 2006 -Construction Documents -100%
Construction start: Anticipate: Spring 2008
Completion: Anticipate: Spring 2009

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Warren G. Magnuson Park – Wetland, Habitat and Athletic Field Development project is a proposed 43 acre park development. Approximately 40.8 acres will be graded to construct new site drainage improvements, wetland and habitat areas, and new athletic fields.

The Berger Partnership, Landscape Architect PS, Seattle, WA., are providing services for design development, planning, land use and construction permitting, construction documents, and construction administration. They created these Magnuson interpretive educational panels
educational panels
to give the visitor a better understanding of the history of the area and how the wetlands function.

The wetlands will be located in the southeast section of Warren G. Magnuson Park. The five ballfields, just north of the new wetland area, will include:

  • 1 synthetic lit rugby field with with secondary lines for Ultimate Frisbee
  • 2 synthetic lit soccer fields with secondary lines for Ultimate Frisbee
  • 1 Little League field/softball field with synthetic infield, natural turf outfield
  • 1 adult baseball field with synthetic infield and natural turf outfield without lighting
Construction of wetlands and athletic fields is anticipated to begin in spring 2008 and be totally complete in fall 2009. The northern two soccer fields and rugby field will be open in spring 2009.

Additional funding from the Pro Parks Levy Oversight Committee and from City Council allowed for additional improvements, including pedestrian improvements to the NE 65th Street park entrance, removal of the central parking lot by the tennis courts, and creation of additional habitat.

For more information on the City Council allocation in the 2007- 2008 budget, see the press release

For more information: Magnuson Park Wetlands, Habitat and Athletic Fields Master Plan Phase 2 Developments and Funding Plan You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

In addition to Pro Parks Levy funds, the creation of Magnuson Park Wetland/Habitat Development Phase II was made possible in part through a WaterWorks grant awarded by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

Project Environmental Design Reports and Permit Documents:

November 2007
Final Wetland Compensation Plan for Magnuson Park Phase 2 Development You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(4.2M)

April 2007
Magnuson Park Alternatives Analysis You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(1.3M)
Magnuson Park Response to Comments from Public Notice You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(1.6M)

March 2007
Magnuson Park Stormwater Technical Information Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(12M)

February 9, 2006
Monitoring Plan for Wetland Compensatory Mitigation You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(500k)

January 27, 2006
Also see the Conceptual Wetland Compensation Plan You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(929k)
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January 25, 2006
application was submitted to the City of Seattle for a Master Use Permit.

January 17, 2006
A Biological Evaluation was prepared to respond to the Endangered Species Act requirement. Draft Biological Evaluation You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(926k)
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January 17, 2006
the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(303k) (JARPA) was submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

August 2005
Magnuson Park Wetland Delineation Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.(4.5M)

December 2005
Restoration work was completed in 2005 on the old haul road near Frog Pond. See a summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. of the haul road work by Sheldon and Associates, the City's wetland consultant for the project.


Phase II projects are complete!

  Monitoring Reports

During the fall 2009 growing season additional plants are being planted at the project site. The baseball and softball fields will be open in fall 2010 after the natural grass outfields have time to mature.

One of the Levy’s final projects, this incredible landscape restoration is a huge step toward realizing a healthier community and the vision of Magnuson as a great and vibrant urban park.

On April 25, 2009 Mayor Nickels and supporters of Magnuson Park dedicated the north sportsfields of the Mickey Merriam Sportsfield Complex.

On April 4, 2008 notice to proceed was granted to Ohno Construction Inc., to commence work.

On March 3, 2008, The Public Advisory Team (P.A.T.) met for a project status report from the Design Team and Parks Staff.

February 19, 2008, Department of Executive Administration Official awarded the construction contract to Ohno Construction.

On December 21, 2007, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the permit for construction of four regulation athletic fields and the sub-grade for a fifth field. Permit conditions include mitigation for adverse effects on wetlands in the form of creation of new wetlands and rehabilitation of degraded wetlands.

The construction will limit access to some areas of the park.
Details: Press Release



October, 2005 - Sports Meadow

Phase I projects are complete!

The Sports Meadow Improvement project was completed in October 2005. This improvement project renovated an existing 12-acre ballfield into an unlit, natural grass sporting area. The Sports Meadow will accommodate sports including soccer, Frisbee and flag football. The field is now open.

Phase I of the project also included the demolition of several old buildings at Warren G. Magnuson Park. The demolitions included the old Commissary Bldg, two old metal structures and the old Bowling Alley. The demolition was completed in Dec 2006.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Project Advisory Team (PAT) meetings for Warren G. Magnuson Wetland, Habitat and Athletic Fields project.

Meeting #1 02/15/05                 summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #2 03/15/05                 summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #3 05/31/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #4 06/21/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #5 07/19/06   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #6 08/16/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #7 09/20/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #8 10/18/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #9 11/15/05   agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #10 12/20/05 agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #11 01/17/06 agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #12 02/28/06 agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #13 03/20/06 agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #14 03/03/08               summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

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