Friends of Marymoor Park

June 23rd, 2010 Meeting Summary

-- see also the May 26, 2010 meeting summary

  1. Introductions:

Norah Gaynor (King County Parks), Herb Bone (MAR/C, FOMP Board),  Christina Merton (Marymoor Community Gardener's Association), Michael Hobbs (Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary)

2.     Park Tree Inventory and Plan  - The grant paperwork is proceeding slowly.  We should be able to present a plan at the July meeting.  The board will meet, possibly on the 21st or 22nd of July to finalize the contract.

3.   CIP / Project Updates:

a.      BirdLoop:  Concrete work for the bicycle racks has been started.   They will also be installing an 8' x 10' shed in the East Meadow, tucked behind a couple of trees.  This is

b.      Maintenance and Art Barn Renovation exterior painting underway.

c.   Community Garden - New water connection near completion. 

d.       Electrical Work Project to upgrade food court at the concert venue complete.

e.      Garden Loosestrife Control Project access paths have been cut.  Spraying will commence after Cirque, while the plants are flowering.

f.       Tennis Court Repairs Work scheduled for July 5-16, weather permitting.  All courts will be closed during work.

g.   Pet Garden - Gardeners Association will plant shrubs to block openings

h.        Sammamish  Rowing Association boat house Permit issued.  Work to start in early July.

4.   Events: 

  • Last Cirque show will be July 11.  Some good seats are opening up for sale for some performances - check their website.

  • New probable event - Private Russian school fundraiser concert, July 17, at MacNair field (where the Movies in the Park are held).

  • New concert - David Gray, September 12.  There are no other concerts expected for the ConcertsAtMarymoor season.

5.       Other:

  • There is a huge infestation of Poison Hemlock at the Compost Piles.   There are hundreds of plants in flower.  Additionally, there is one plant growing in the Community Gardens.  Norah indicated that the Compost Pile plants have been sprayed with pesticide a couple of times, but it has not appeared to work.  This plant is highly toxic, and difficult to dispose of.  Norah will pursue control efforts as soon as possible.

 Next Meeting:  Wednesday June 23, 2010, 7:00 9:00pm. Marymoor Art Barn.  

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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