Warren G. Magnuson Park
The Mountaineers Headquarters
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,
The Mountaineers has more than 10,000 members residing mostly in western Washington. This organization is known for its volunteer efforts centered on outdoor recreation and conservation and is a great part of the Magnuson Park and Sand Point Historic District family.
The project began in 2005 with the City Council approving a 30-year lease of Building 67 to The Mountaineers. This building contains approximately 33,000 square feet and was originally constructed as a garage for servicing Navy vehicles. Improvements were made to the upper and lower levels and areas around the building, including the demolition of a lower level lean-to shed. A rock climbing wall and adjacent plaza was constructed for use by Mountaineers classes and the general public. Construction began in February 2008 and was completed October 2008.
The Mountaineers held more than 40 work parties that accumulated more than 1,330 people-hours of effort. Projects ranged from removal of a floating wood floor left by a previous tenant to salvaging large wooden beams from a storage shed. In total, these efforts resulted in the salvaging of about 110 sheets of plywood for alternative uses in the building – which saved $3,500 and diverted plywood from a landfill. The salvaged beams resulted in stunning wood canopies and interior wood millwork for the Headquarters. The former shed area is now the climbing plaza!.
Fore more milestones, please visit the Mountaineers web site: www.mountaineers.org
November 23, 2009