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Magnuson Park Shore Ponds
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

Opening Celebration Photo
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Photos by Erik Stuhaug

Phase III Shore Ponds
Phase III Shore Ponds
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PROJECT STATUS

Early 2013
The Shore Ponds project is complete. The community celebrated the completion on International Migratory Bird Day on May 12, 2012. It is part of phased wetland creation to be continued with the Headwaters project.

The Headwaters project is currently in design and will be built over the summer of 2013. Work will include converting the area by the NW quadrant of 65th Sportsfield Dr. into ponds and wetlands that overflow into the recently constructed wetland chain.

Magnuson Park Wetlands Phase IV:
This phase is in the early planning stages. The proposal restores close to 20 additional acres of wetlands and restores the waterfront between the Tower Comfort Station and the Boat ramp. It also includes removal of the old tennis courts in the center of the park per the master plan.

WSDOT has submitted a draft JARPA to the Army Corps of Engineers and has thoroughly surveyed the property. This project is on hold because it represents potential mitigation for unfunded portions of the SR520 bridge replacement project. Parks will hold additional public meetings if Phase IV moves forward.


LOCATION
7400 Sand Point Way NE
BUDGET
This phase of the Wetland, Habitat and Athletic Fields project has a total project budget of just over $1 million, $500,000 from the Pro Parks Levy Opportunity Fund, $500,000 from a federal grant and $67,000 from a state grant.
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2010
Design: 2010 - 2011
Construction: September 2011 - April 2012
Completion: April 2012

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The implementation of the 2004 master plan for Magnuson Parks’ wetlands and playfields focuses on pushing wetland development to the east, nearing the Lake Washington Shores and builds on the successfully completed Phase 2 finished in fall of 09.

This phase deliberately avoids impacting shoreline and setbacks areas, but makes the dream of connecting the wetlands directly to the lake much more feasible. The expansion focuses on the creation of a new east wetland (and an expanded promontory and linked marsh outfall pond).

The primary scope focuses on the excavation and planting of new wetlands with emergent vegetation form water level to minus 3 feet and aquatics up to 6 feet in pond depth. The edges of the ponds are ringed with scrub shrub vegetation margins ranging from 6 feet 18 feet in width dependent upon grading. In some areas, further upland forest vegetation is planned. While completion of the trail system ring the pond is the ultimate goal of the project, completion of the trails is a secondary priority dependant on budget and bidding, with the emphasis of the phase is placed on wetland and habitat creation. Existing wetlands on or adjacent to the phase 3 project are remaining intact with the proposed design with no excavation or dewatering with the wetland limits.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Public Meeting #1 08/24/10

Public Meeting #2 09/28/10


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Updated January 2, 2013

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