Friends of Marymoor Park

May 24th, 2006 Meeting Summary

-- see also the April 26, 2006 meeting summary

1) In attendance: Barbara Dickson (neighbor), Michael Hobbs (East Lake Washington Audubon), Christina Merten (Community Gardeners Association), Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Harley Sheffield (Marymoor Velodrome Association), Gail Loveland (SKIFORALL)

2) 2007 CIP request list:

Norah passed out a CIP request list for input from FOMP members (list posted on website). Comments need to be back to Norah (Norah.Gaynor@METROKC.GOV) by Tuesday at noon.   She would like to know what your priorities are.  Also, if there are possible projects that you'd like to see on the list, let her know.

There was broad support within FOMP for raising the priority of tree replacement.

Items 1-9 are basically maintenance issues (with the possible exception of #4)

 3) Trail Closure due to construction.

The Par Course trail is closed between all-weather soccer fields due to construction. This prevents path traffic during construction, forcing bicycles onto the main road for travel through the park. There is no good detour within the court. The closure will remain in effect through the summer.

Suggestions were made to put signs on the road warning of increased bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the road to try to help that.

There was also discussion of adding bike lanes to the main road, if that could be done without widening the road.

Norah also indicated that there is a long-term plan for a commuter-style bike trail connecting the Sammamish River Trail and the East Lake Sammamish Trail.  She said she'd bring the current planning ideas to FOMP at a later meeting.

4) Capital Project Updates

  • Raising the Entrance Sign - finished except for final touchup
  • Recreation & Event Area - finished except for some final work that will be completed after Circe du Soleil
  • Velodrome Restroom - open, but there are still a few fit-and-finish issues
  • All-weather soccer fields - currently ahead off schedule. May be done by August
  • New Utility Shop - Awaiting formal commissioning; move-in by end of June. Plantings still need to go in.

5) Event Update

  •  Movie schedule added
  •  June 3 - Expect heavy traffic 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. INXS concert + 2 Circe du Soleil shows.
  •  Camping for concerts: July 13-15 and July 31-August 2
  •  August 4 Show cancelled (Reggae Festival)

6) Net Ball Courts

Net Ball is a sport that is like basketball with a short net on a pole and no backboard. Popular in the UK and Australia. Primarily a women's sport. A local Net Ball organization would like to put 2 Net Ball courts on the Events Pad.

7) Other

 Christina suggested Home Depot grants to support parks.

Next meeting, Wednesday, June 28th.

These notes were made by Michael Hobbs, and they do not constitute an official record of the meeting.  They may have inaccuracies and omissions.  If anyone has any complaints about the content of these notes, they should direct them to Michael Hobbs at, and he will endeavor to correct them.


Home | Mission | Members | Events | News | Maps | Getting There | Contact Us | Links | Search
Meeting Summaries |
Wildlife at Marymoor | Birding at Marymoor Park

Problems, comments, suggestions?  Email the FOMP webmaster at