June 28th, 2006 Meeting Summary
-- see also the
May 24, 2006 meeting summary
1) In attendance: Herb Bone (MAR/C),
Michael Hobbs (East Lake Washington Audubon), Norah Gaynor (King County Parks),
Christina Merten and Jack MacKinnon (Marymoor Community Gardeners Assn),
Kathleen Miller (Art at Marymoor Park arts show)
2) Art at Marymoor Park - a Celebration of
Over 100 artists are already committed to
the free art show. Kathleen is looking for community groups who would
like to have a table/booth to publicize their organization.
Show dates are August 19-20, 10:00 a.m. -
Kathleen would also like any help she can
get on publicizing the event.
3) Cirque du Soleil review
Best selling Cirque touring show of the
year in North America
Averaged over 95% capacity over the 53
Norah reported that most feedback was
very good from attendees; groups such as SODA did not report significant
hassles due to the traffic/parking situation.
The Velodrome Association reported lower
attendance during the shows; Harley hopes the exposure will make up for it.
Herb had not heard any complaints about
Christina was thankful for the
announcement of the specially tough congestion times to avoid.
Parks netted good revenue from the event
Cirque could be back as soon as 2008, but
nothing is final.
4) Sammamish River Trail
5) Capital Project Updates
All-weather fields - two have turf down
already, others are progressing well. Target opening Sept. 1.
New Utility Shop - still not open yet,
but should be occupied in mid-July
Reflexology Path - The KC Executive's
Office got a recommendation to build a "reflexology path", which is an area
with different sized and different shaped rocks imbedded in it. The
idea is that the differing pressure points on your bare feet can have a
positive effect on your health and well being. The path is being
installed between the SUBWAY shop and the tennis court; it is approximately
circular and maybe 20 feet in diameter. Construction should be
finished in July.
Bird Loop - The East Lake Washington
Audubon Society is adopting the old Interpretive Trail and extending it
along the slough through the Dog Area, and along the Snag Row to complete
the loop. ELWAS plans to build
a kiosk, improve and enhance the boardwalk, add signage, and enhance habitat
along the trail.
Please contact ELWAS if
you’d like to volunteer at 425-576-8805 or visit
Sammamish River Trail - East to West
connection. Ideas are being solicited. There are plans for
connections between the Sammamish River Trail and the East Lake Sammamish
Trail north of Marymoor through Redmond. However a connection within
Marymoor is likely.
CIP has responded positively to the call
for a tree planting program.
6) Events Update
Wednesday, July 12 - Rob Thomas & Jason
Mraz - 4000+ crowd - Expect heavy traffic 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Camping for concerts: July 13-15 (maybe
100 campers) and July 31-August 2 (perhaps fewer)
August 4 concert cancelled.
Hoop-It-Up 3-on-3 basketball tournament,
August 12-13 - see
www.3on3basketball.com. Will be held on the event pad.
7) FOMP website
Next meeting, Wednesday,
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