Friends of Marymoor Park

May 25, 2016 Meeting Summary

-- see also the April 27, 2016  meeting summary

1) Introductions Norah Robinson, King County Parks;  Greg Helland, S.O.D.A, FOMP President; Michael Hobbs, Eastside Audubon, FOMP Secretary; Shane Berry, AEG Live (Marymoor Concerts); Glenn  Eades, neighbor

2)  AEG Open House

Shane gave details on the AEG Open House set for May 26th.

Michael read some comments and questions emailed by Barbara Dickson about noise issues. Shane responded with some technical details about how they are combating noise: they have new speakers that will cancel some of the back-splash of bass sounds, and they have moved one of the noisiest bands to another location. Shane also reiterated that the rules have been explained to the performers, and some decided on different venues rather than abide by the strict Marymoor rules.

3) Dudley Carter Sculptures

Dudley Carter was a famous, local, Native American woodcarver.

Marymoor has four Dudley Carter sculptures, three of which are on display (one along the west entrance, two in the Pet Memorial Garden), and one that needs repairs and is currently in storage. There is another sculpture in storage in Renton. The two in the Garden need to be mounted differently, on pedestals to keep the wooden sculptures separated from the ground. Parks will be investigating the cost of restoration. King County Parks is working with 4Culture to see that these works are properly maintained and preserved. Parks may approach FOMP for grant money, and Greg indicated FOMP would probably respond favorably.

4) CIP/Project/Facilities Updates:

a) Birdloop Parks Maintenance will remove the crumbled pavement south of the East Footbridge and replace it with crushed gravel, but the work will have to wait for now.  Probably in July or later.

b) Noxious weeds - Weed crew completed the spring 2016 treatment of the Canada Thistle around the bird loop.  Troy Lester has transferred to a different assignment with the county, his replacement is TBA.  Several clumps of Poison Hemlock have been found in the off-leash area.  S.O.D.A. has been grubbing them out and disposing of all plant material in the garbage.

c) Marymoor West boathouse project Starting in late June and continuing into July, they will be grade and then lay an asphalt apron in front of the boathouse.  They will also be removing junk, and moving the construction office trailer off of the site.  Then they will be rehabilitating the trailer space.

d) Willowmoor Floodplain Restoration Project Announcement that the King County Flood Control District Executive Committee would be hosting a meeting in Bellevue on June 6th at which they would be briefed on the design alternatives developed through the public stakeholder process.

e) Concert Venue Seating Concrete walkway completed.  New seating pad will be installed in Fall

f) Art Barn Approval was being sought for a new door to the Art Barn that would allow access to the central hall without having to walk through the front room.  This would make the front room much more useful, and would also allow that room to be locked independently from the rest of the building. 

Next Meeting: July 27, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Art Barn

These notes 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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