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January 14, 2015 at 8:24 PM

Access to water closed at Magnuson Park dog off-leash area

Seattle Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed access to the water at Magnuson Park’s dogs off-leash area because of concerns about toxic algae. The algae has been found in accumulated scum in Lake Washington along the shore of the off-leash area, according to Parks and Recreation. Tests from the water samples collected by King County Department…


Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Magnuson Park, Parks and Recreation

November 12, 2014 at 6:40 PM

State gives $9.7 million toward housing project at Sand Point

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $9.7 million to a national nonprofit to help convert a historic Sand Point Naval Air Station building into affordable-housing units. The funding will go to Mercy Housing Northwest toward redevelopment of Building 9, into 128 units, the state commerce department announced Wednesday. The units will be designed primarily…


Comments | More in General news, Military | Topics: Magnuson Park, Sand Point

August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Seattle Waldorf School to celebrate high-school campus opening

The Seattle Waldorf School will celebrate the opening of its new high-school campus in Magnuson Park on Thursday after four months of renovating one of the park’s historic buildings. The school will be in the historic landmark Building 11, which crews have been transforming into science labs, art and dance studios and humanities classrooms since April….


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Magnuson Park, Seattle Waldorf School

July 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM

City drops tree-cutting charges against former Magnuson Park volunteer

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office  has dropped charges against a former Magnuson Park volunteer land steward accused of wrongly cutting down trees. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department requested the charges against Kurt Zwar, which were filed in April. But on Thursday, Parks Superintendent Christopher Williams asked that the charged be dropped, writing that while “it is clear…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Danny Westneat, Magnuson Park, trees

June 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Public comment period extended on Magnuson Park cleanup

Officials have extended the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of minor radiological contamination at Magnuson Park, state Rep. Gerry Pollet announced Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Navy and state Department of Ecology will now take comments until July 26 and will hold a question-and-session session next month, Pollet wrote in a news release. Pollet, D-Seattle, has been…


Comments | Topics: contamination, Department of Ecology, Gerry Pollet

May 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Open house Wednesday on contamination cleanup at Magnuson Park

The U.S. Navy and state environmental agencies will host an open house on Wednesday evening to discuss their plan to clean up radiological contamination near a popular gym at Seattle’s Warren G. Magnuson Park. The low-level contamination is apparently a result of glow-in-the-dark paint used on airplanes when the site served as a Naval Station. The lingering problem…


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December 27, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Stolen Toyota found in Lake Washington last night

Seattle police were called to Warren G. Magnuson Park last night after a 911 caller reported see a fully submerged car in Lake Washington around 8 p.m. The caller was unsure whether anyone was inside the vehicle. Patrol and harbor patrol officers, as well as Seattle firefighter/paramedics found an empty Toyota that had apparently been stolen…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: car, Magnuson Park, police

October 29, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Photos: Cyclocrossers pound mud at Magnuson

[do action=”gallery” galleryurl=””][/do] Cyclocross, its practitioners say, is “a bicycle-related sport combining the fitness of road riding, the technical bike handling skills of mountain biking, and the finesse of running,” all in a 30-60 minute event. That’s what was on display Saturday at Magnuson Park, when more than 700 riders competed in men’s, women’s and youth…


Comments | More in General news, Photos | Topics: bicycling, cyclocrossers, Magnuson Park