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Warren G. Magnuson

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Projects and Planning

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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Strategic Development Plan for Magnuson Park

The Second Draft of the plan is completed. It is still a work in progress, but nearing completion. Thanks to all who have provided input. The Second Draft will be reviewed by the Park Board at their upcoming May 24 meeting. The public is invited to make public comment on the Second Draft at the meeting or electronically. 


Developing Warren G. Magnuson Park has included extensive planning, the Sand Point Blue Ribbon Committee, and a vision for the future of the park.
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Building 11 Site Improvements

Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC), a long term partner in Magnuson Park, is proposing several improvements around Building 11. These include:

  • Construct wood post and beam canopies on the east and west sides of Building 11, one along west alley and another on the east side by the CBC entrance;
  • Building 40 (Paint Shop) renovation for bicycle repair and storage;
  • Drainage improvements adjacent to a west alley retaining wall to capture groundwater seepage;
  • Create a painted traffic garden in a portion of the west alley;

More than 10 years ago the North Shore Recreation Area Master Plan identified shoreline and upland improvements. In 2006, habitat and boating facilities were constructed along Pontiac Bay and included a pedestrian-bicycle path to Sand Point Way NE.  In 2011-2013 improvements to Building 11 included an upgraded electrical system, ADA ramps, fire hydrants, and a boat trailer turnaround.  Long term partners in the building include Seattle Waldorf High School, CBC, and Sail Sand Point. Each organization is attracting new visitors to the North Shore through exciting public programs. For more information, see the Cascade Bicycle Club Certificate of Approval Application.

North Shore Recreation Area Plan

In 2001, the North Shore Recreation Area Master Plan was developed. The North Shore is located in the northwestern part of the park, north of the NOAA access road and west of the NOAA campus. The Magnuson Park Concept Plan (1999) designated this area for non-motorized boating.
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The Mountaineers Headquarters

In 2008, The Mountaineers completed renovations to this former navy motor pool garage. This is the first of several long-term partnerships which transform historic district buildings.
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Sports Fields

Soccer Field at Warren G. Magnuson ParkSoccer field at Warren G. Magnuson Park.
Sports facilities have always been found on the Sand Point peninsula. The Sports Fields (located to the southwest of the children's playground) were used during the Navy era - a period of some 50 years. Sailors did calisthenics, marched, and even played baseball and football. Starting in the late 1950s, a football field was even lighted during the fall season.
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Sand Point Tennis Center

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In 2008, the City Council authorized a concession agreement with Seattle Court Sports Unlimited (SCSU) for constructing and operating the Sand Point Tennis Center. This center will include 6 indoor courts, 4 outdoor courts and a clubhouse.
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Promontory Point Habitat Enhancement Projects

In 1999 the Magnuson Environmental Stewardship Alliance (MESA) and the Seattle Audubon Society began the rehabilitation of Promontory Point with northwest native plants, shrubs and trees.
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Vegetation Management Plan

This plan was completed in 2001 and is considered a working document to guide management of existing landscapes.
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Drainage, Wetland/Habitat Complex and Sports Fields and Courts Project

This project began in earnest in 2001 with preparation of an environmental impact statement. Construction was completed in mid-2009 and both the wetlands and sports fields are providing new opportunities for recreation at Magnuson Park.
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Magnuson Outdoor Learning Lab

Hands-on science, outdoor investigation, and service learning: it's all part of the Burke Museum’s involvement with the Magnuson Outdoor Learning Lab (MOLL). In partnership with the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, EarthCorps, and Seattle Public Schools, the Burke Museum is taking the lead, coordinating an innovative field science and restoration program for middle school students at Magnuson Park.
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University of Washington

UW Plans Changes to Buildings 5, 9, and 25.
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Updated October 29, 2015

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