The wetlands and habitat at Magnuson continue to expand as Seattle Parks and Recreation moves forward the Magnuson Park Wetlands – Shore Ponds Project.
Seattle Parks will host an open house at the Brig at Magnuson Park, 6330 NE 74th St., on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. to provide the community with information on the Shore Ponds project, and to take comments.
The Wetland Habitat and Athletic Fields project opened in September 2009 and has been the recipient of a number of national and local awards. It converted 43 acres of the former military base into a unique intermingling of athletic fields and wetlands.
The 2004 Master Plan for Magnuson Parks’ Wetlands focuses on pushing wetland development to the east near the shores of Lake Washington, and builds on the successfully completed Phase II.
This project deliberately avoids impacting the shoreline, but moves the dream of connecting the wetlands directly to the lake much more feasible. The expansion focuses creating 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.
While completion of a trail system that rings the ponds is the ultimate goal of the project, it is a secondary priority dependant on budget and bidding, with the emphasis of the phase being placed on wetland and habitat creation.
For project information please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/ProParks/projects/Magnuson.htm or contact Andy Sheffer, Project Manager at 206-684-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org