Friends of Marymoor Park

June 25th, 2008 Meeting Summary

-- see also the May 28, 2008 meeting summary

1) In attendance

Norah Gaynor, KC Parks; Herb Bone, Marymoor R/C Club; Jack MacKinnon, Community Gardens; Greg Helland, SODA; Michael Hobbs, East Lake Washington Audubon Society

2) Marymoor Map - Project Update

Matt has not presented a new draft...

3) Project Updates

  • Marymoor Connector Trail

Ahead of schedule - The notice to proceed was issued on June 23rd.  Materials are being staged in the middle of the park. Mowing out to the east edge of the park is beginning.  Paving may be as early as September. 

The company with the contract has done this kind of work before, and done it very well according to reports.

  • Ballfields 1 & 2 / Multiuse

Fields will close July 21st, but work will begin July 8th with survey work and wetland mitigation.  Work is scheduled to be complete January 2009.  If the fields themselves are completed early, they may be open for soccer in November/December.

Baseball fields are shifting to using artificial, removable pitching mounds instead of dirt mounds.

  • Clise Electrical
Still dealing with parts issues, as some custom parts were damaged in shipping.  The contractor is working with a local builder to try and remanufacture the parts.

Fire alarms are now up to code.  A security system will be in place soon.

  • Pet Garden
Should be completely done and open by end of June, other than the barriers to "close" the breaks in the wall between the Pet Garden and the Community Garden.  A gate will be installed at the access road at the northeast corner of the pet garden.
  • BirdLoop
Opening Day - August 2.

Weed pulls are ongoing, interpretive signs will be going up, etc.

Bike racks will be installed at each kiosk.  Norah passed around a photo of a bike rack designed by the artist that will be designing the racks for here (though not the design that will be used in the park).  Greg mentioned that the rack didn't even look like a bike rack, and that maybe BIKE RACK should be embossed in the concrete mounting pad (or something).

Work rules have been clarified; ELWAS can use hand tools and light power tools including weed eaters.  This will allow the Audubon Society to maintain the trail better.

The boardwalk extension is scheduled to be completed before August 2nd.  Prebuilt boardwalk sections will be ferried from the Rowing Club across the slough.

Next meeting, Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

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.


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