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Warren G. Magnuson

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Vision for the 21st Century Park

Warren G. Magnuson Park Information: (206)684-4946
Park Address: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 > directions
Administrative office visiting address: 6310 NE 74th St, bldg 30 southeast offices
Administrative office mail: 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle, WA 98115

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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.


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 City Council.
 » View the Executive Summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.


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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Updated November 23, 2009

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