Friday, July 1, 2016

New home for Magnuson Children's Garden info!

Magnuson Children's Garden is FREE to the public and open 365 days a year for families to have self-guided scavenger hunts and other adventures! This vibrant, interactive, children’s garden was created by community volunteers, using the ideas that have been dreamed up by local children and their parents, and is filled with plants and other features that delight all the senses.  It has been a community treasure since 2001!

Magnuson Children's Garden is part of the 4-acre Magnuson Community Garden, which is one of the largest community gardens on the west coast. Magnuson Community Garden is a non-profit entity that also includes a P-Patch, Demonstration Orchard, Native Plant Border and Nursery, and Horticulture Therapy Garden, all surrounding a beautiful Amphitheater.
 
Magnuson Children's Garden news, updates, and coming events are all posted at www.magnusongarden.org!

Check out the Magnuson Children's Garden webpage for a full description of the garden;

Check out the Garden Events and Calendar page for a list of all the free activities for kids and families in the garden during our Fabulous Family Garden Days and stewardship opportunities;

Check out the Sustain the Garden page for ways that you can help support this wonderful garden with your time, in-kind donations, or financial contributions through the Seattle Parks Foundation;
Then come visit the garden for a fun-filled experience!


Directions:

The Children's Garden is part of the 3.5 acre Magnuson Community Garden, located inside Warren G. Magnuson Park.  The Children's Garden is easy to find! It is located right behind the park building known as "The Brig". Here is a link to the Magnuson Park map

Arriving by car or bus:  Bus routes #75, #30, and the #74 Express all stop at the intersection of Sand Point Way NE and NE 74th St, which is the main entrance to Magnuson Park.  The Community Center is only 1 block east and 1 block south of this park entrance, and the Brig and Children's Garden are 3 blocks east of this entrance.

There is a large parking lot on the south end of the Community Center building.  The closest parking to the Brig and Children's Garden is in the small lot in front of the Brig building (1-hr. limit) and in the large Jr. League Playground lot (no time limit) labeled #W6 on the Magnuson Park map above.

Arriving by bicycle:  Enter Magnuson Park at the Sand Point Way NE and NE 65th St. entrance (There is a protected bike lane from the Burke-Gilman trail to this intersection).  The safest route is to ride down the hill to the second left turn at Sportsfield Drive, then take Sportfield Drive to the first 4-way stop. There are bike racks in front of the Brig building and at the Jr. League playground.