Warren G. Magnuson Park
Vision for the 21st Century Park
Warren G. Magnuson Park Information:
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 >
Administrative office visiting address:
6310 NE 74th St, bldg
30 southeast offices
Administrative office mail:
6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle,
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Community Preferred Reuse Plan (1997)
On June 16, 1997, the Seattle City Council adopted a reuse plan for
Naval Station Puget Sound. This plan was developed over six years and
with information and comments gathered from more than 50 public meetings,
and more than 30 public hearings. This plan defined uses, access and
principal considerations for the following six activity areas at the
park: educational and community; arts community and culture; Magnuson
Park open space and recreation expansion; residential; federal institutional
uses; and infrastructure development and site management. The 1997 Reuse
Plan included a Physical Development and Management Plan, Comprehensive
Plan Amendments, and a Zoning Overlay.
BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE (1999)
Since the Navy first abandoned the runways at Sand Point in the early
1970s, Warren G. Magnuson Park has been undergoing a major transformation.
The year 1974 marked the beginning of redeveloping the outer 260 acres
of the park. In 1998, as the deed was transferred for the last remaining
90 acres, which consisted of the historic landscapes and buildings constructed
by the Navy, Seattle Mayor Paul Schell established the Sand Point Blue
Ribbon Committee. Its task was to review plans for the Sand Point/Magnuson
Park peninsula and recommend future directions for the park. This committee
of civic leaders concluded that an expanded park would be a "Millenium
gift to the region."
In February 1999, the Committee presented a Report to the Mayor and
the Executive Summary
MAGNUSON PARK CONCEPT DESIGN (1999)
The Magnuson Park Concept Design was adopted by the Seattle City Council in 1999. This map defined an off-leash dog area, habitat areas, parking and vehicle circulation, and sports fields. This is the map that is guiding the park’s development.
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November 23, 2009