Friends of Marymoor Park
June 27th, 2007 Meeting Summary
In attendance: Greg Helland, Herb Bone, Michael Hobbs, and Norah Gaynor.
East/West Sammamish River Trails Connector - Based in part on the consensus of opinion at last month's meeting, the Central Alignment (which follows fairly closely Marymoor Way) has been approved to proceed to the Design Phase. A clinching piece of data was information about automobile usage at each of the proposed road crossings; about 2500 cars per day at the single crossing of the Central Alignment, versus around 7000 cars passing the two crossings on the Southern Route. The Design Phase is in preparation for permit applications. Construction is hoped to begin in 2008. There will presumably be opportunity for public comments later in the permitting process. [Norah let me know later that a SEPA review will be required for the connector trail project.]
Still an open issue is equestrian usage in and around Marymoor Park. Norah mentioned that they have early discussions have begun, trying to figure out how to improve the connection between the Bridle Crest Trail and the Sammamish River Trail. That would require some work along West Lake Sammamish Parkway between the Bridle Crest Trail and the main entrance, as well as north of Marymoor Way connecting to the River Trail. There will, at some point, be a meeting with the King County Horse Council to discuss what might be done.
Michael suggested the possibility of some kind of horse destination in West Marymoor Park on the meadowy area just south of where NE 51st St comes down the hill.
Project Updates -
Upcoming Events (see event list) - Norah wanted to warn that the following dates will probably have very heavy park use
Concert Venue recycling - A major recycling push has been implemented at the concert venue. Recycling bins are now available. Food scraps are being carted away for composted. Compostable drink cups are being used. At the first concert, 68 percent of the waste was recycled (6.7 cubic yards of waste that would otherwise have gone to the landfill).
Next meeting, July 25, 2007.
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