The New Meadowbrook Playground

Past Meetings & Events 2003


The Playground

Past Meetings
& Events

Fact Sheet



News Flash!
For those of you who haven’t already heard the good news, we have been awarded the full $86,000 Department of Neighborhoods matching grant for which we applied. Thanks to everyone for all your hard work!

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* * * MEETINGS * * *

Monday, December 1, 2003
7 pm at Meadowbrook
Brainstorming about ART at Annie's playground! Our special guest this month was local tile artist Steve Roache. Steve has created many wonderful works of art in the Seattle area, including the BF Day School tile wall on Fremont Blvd., the square by the Lenin statue in Fremont, the Greenwood PCC wall, and the walkway in the Jr. League Playground at Magnuson Sand Point. Steve presented ideas for unique art elements for Annie's Playground.

Monday,November 3, 2003
7:00 pm

Meadowbrook Community Center
This meeting was to decide what the final playground will actually look like! We looked at the most recent 3-D drawings of the Landscape Structures play equipment, and made decisions about the color scheme.

Jan Satterthwaite, a professional artist and landscape designer/architect, brought some samples of her work, and presented some sketches and thoughts about her ideas for the playground. Everyone says that this is the fun part!

The latest architectural drawings have been posted here, so check them out!

Monday, October 13, 2003
7:00 pm

Meadowbrook Community Center
Heather attended, and we chose COLORS for the large and small climbing structures.

Monday, September 15th
7:00 at the Meadowbrook Community Center
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Monday, August 18th
7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Meadowbrook Community Center
Heather Haskins from Landscape Structures and Randy Robinson from Seattle Parks were at the meeting to help us continue the design process.
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Monday, June 2, 2003
6:00 (not 7:00)

Meadowbrook Community Center, upstairs in the Family Center. Pizza and other goodies provided in appreciation of all those dedicated folks who helped so much with the auction.
We saw brand new designs for the playground, presented by Heather Haskins from Landscape Structures Inc. Randy Robinson, our Parks' architect, was also in attendance. Everyone's input was appreciated to make this truly a community-built playground!

Thursday, May 22
6:00 to 8:30
McClure Middle School
(on Queen Anne Hill).
Presentation to the City Wide Review Team at an Open House.  Everyone who supported the project was invited.

Monday, May 5, 2003
7:00 pm
Upstairs at the Meadowbrook Community Center

We celebrated the completion of the Neighborhood Matching Fund grant application and previewed the n
early 200 items that will be up for bid at the May 17th "SWING HIGH -- TOUCH THE SKY" auction to benefit Annie's Playground at Meadowbrook. It's not too late to volunteer to help out with the auction! We really NEED YOU to make this event a success!


Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Presentation of Schematic Design Plan with final schematic comments, discuss NMF strategy/schedule.

Monday, April 7, 2003
7:00 PM at the Community Center
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Thursday, March 20th
Schematic Design Workshop, equipment selection and layout, color selection, etc.

Monday, March 3, 2003
7:00 PM at the Community Center
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February 20th
We wanted to give you all a playground project update after last Thursday's design meeting, led by our Seattle Parks' landscape architects Randy Robinson and Kim Baldwin. Randy announced that the playground footprint will be changed so that it does not extend within the 50 ft. creek buffer zone. The playground will extend a bit further to the south and east, so that it will not lose much more than 5% of its current size. By avoiding the legal riparian zone, land-use negotiations with Seattle Schools (the property owner) should proceed in due course.

Most of the meeting was spent discussing the organization of the main play areas within the playground: older kids swings and climber, young kids swings and climber, seating area, and covered picnic area. Randy and Kim took down our ideas and will work on a draft design. Randy's e-mail is

Monday, February 3, 2003
7:00 PM at the Community Center
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Monday, January 6, 2003
7:00 PM at the Community Center
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* * * FUNDRAISERS * * * 

End-of-Summer Bash
Meadowbrook Community Center
Friday, August 22

We sold Ding-Dongs and displayed the playground design, which got a very positive response from the Meadowbrook Complex community.

Big Rock Walk & Fun Run and Bar-B-Que
10 am, Saturday, July 12th, 2003
Terry Vogel, Outreach Director at nearby Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, planned a summer Walk/Fun Run and Bar-B-Que to benefit the playground. The event started at the big rock in front of the church; thus, the name.

There was a first and second place trophy with same day Jazz concert ticket give-aways, Seattle Seahawk give-aways, other Seattle sport team give-aways as well as a free barbecue and Annie's Playground T-shirts.

$15 for pre-registered runners/walkers, $10 for pre-registered senior citizen/children runner/walkers and $20/$15 for same day registration.

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church Website

 * * * Benefit Dinner and Auction * * *
May 17, 2003
We hope those of you who attended the auction had a fun and memorable evening! Over 225 people came to the event, and the proceeds added up to over $14,000! We are very happy that so many people came out that night, and it seemed like everyone had a good time (including kids). We are deeply grateful to everyone who helped make the event a success -- it could never have happened without you!

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North Seattle Sunrisers Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Wedgewood Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 3

Lake City Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, April 13

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church's Quilters' Show
Friday April 11
Featuring the quilt made by the Meadowbrook before-&-after school kids and sewn by the quilters. Click HERE to see the quilt and HERE to go to the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church website.

Temple Beth Am Purim Festival
Monday, March 17

Festive Family Swim
Saturday, March 22
Meadowbrook Pool

This fundraiser was a festive family swim with admission by donation to the Playground Project. 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Bake Sale
Sundays January 5, 19, and 26
Temple Beth Am

Baked goods and t-shirts were sold to raise money for Annie's Playground. Thanks to Tessa Sarles for organizing this fundraising event.

Please click HERE to see the past events for 2002.