2017 Madrona Summer Concert Series

Madrona Summer Concert’s start tomorrow at the Madrona Playfield! Join your neighbors Thursday evenings, between 6pm & 8pm, in the park for a night of music and fun! Bring your picnic, blanket, and chairs and enjoy local bands!

The schedule is as follows:

August 10th, The Parlour Shakes

August 17th, Bell Thompson Group

August 24th, Mud Junket

August 31st, TBD

Madrona Mayfair

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The annual Madrona Mayfair is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Saturday, May 14th 2016.  The festivities kick off at 9:30 AM with the Madrona Mayfair parade. Led by Deano the Clown, the parade starts at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike).   Other activities will be spread throughout the morning.  For a full list of the events, see below:

9:15 AM

Parade line up @ Al Larkins Park

(34th & Pike) led by Charles the Clown

9:30 AM

Parade begins!

Breakdancing Instruction

Yo-Yo Contest

Pony Rides

Face Painting

Photo Booth

Mayfair Screen Printing

(bring your own shirt or tote bag to print on)

10:00 AM

Charles the Clown Show @ the Shelter House

10:30 AM

The Reptile Man Show @ the Shelter House

12:00 PM

Recess Monkey Concert @ the Madrona Playfield

Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day Is Coming!

madrona-school-sign-tpIt’s almost time again to celebrate and honor our friends and neighbors here in the Madrona community!

Join your neighbors to celebrate Madrona’s Neighbor Appreciation Day this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30-11am.  The gathering will take place at Madrona PK-8 School library with ceremonies begining promptly at 10:00am.

Awards include:

  1. The Nora Award: Named in honor of Madrona activist Nora Wood, this award is given to a Madrona resident who, over time and in ways both large and small, has left a personal mark on the community.
  2. The Local Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for an act of heroism, singular kindness or generosity.
  3. The Tyrone Love Unsung Hero Award: Given to a Madrona resident for service to others in the larger community.  Named after community and youth activist and mentor Tyrone Love who dedicated much of his life to the youth of the community.
  4. The Madrona Resident for Life Award: Bestowed upon a long-time, active resident who has left Madrona but remains dearly missed.

This event provides the opportunity for all members of the community to not only enjoy the accomplishments of our adult residents, but to meet the award winners from Madrona K-8 School as well. In addition to all the excitement, the Mayor is confirmed to attend this years event!

It’s time to meet and celebrate the accomplishments of your neighbors, big and small and remember why Madrona is such a strong, wonderful community you’re proud to be a part of!

Save the Date – Madrona Mayfair!

With the rain coming down hard this week, it feels like the perfect time to start getting excited for spring activities! Mark your calendars, because rain or shine the 2014 Madrona Mayfair is scheduled for Saturday May 10th from 9:30am-1:00pm. Mayfair will include a similar lineup to years past with the favored kiddie parade, pony rides, big bounce houses, clowns and various attractions along with a concert by the Recess Monkeys at the Madrona Playfield.

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This year there will also be the first annual silent auction put on by Madrona K-8 and the Madrona Community Council (MCC), so come on down and check out the list of auction items. Volunteers are certainly still needed, and while several sponsors have already committed (Ewing & ClarkHarvard Avenue School, Molly Moon’s, Cambium, Lakeview Kids Dentistry, and the Madrona Dining and Sipping Society) sponsorships are still much appreciated. If you’d like to get involved or if you’d like more information on supporting this treasured Madrona event, please contact Stacey Kryman via email at staceykryman@gmail.com,

Leschi & Madrona Park Bathrooms Destroyed by Fireworks

MadronaSeattle Police are asking for help to find the vandals that caused thousands of dollars of damages to public bathrooms in Madrona Park and Leschi Park.  On the 4th of July, vandals used fireworks to blow up toilets at both park locations.  (See video of news story).  Other damage was also done.  For example at Madrona Park, the dumpster had fire damage including having the plastic lid completely melted away.

Seattle Parks normally lock all bathrooms during the Independence Day, but decided to leave them open this year since parks have heavy use during the holiday.  Hopefully, a few vandals will not change this new policy for the future.  Click the link to Komo News to read more about the destruction at Madrona Park and Leschi Park.

Reserve Space at Madrona Park Beach for Your Next Event

madronaMadrona Park Beach is the perfect place to hold company and family events. There is room for playing, water for swimming and picnic areas for eating. If you are looking for a place to have a birthday party or family reunion, reserving tables are an excellent idea. There is a shelter available for $90/day with capacity of up to 80 and 7 reservable tables for $20/day. The park features restrooms, parking and 5 grills. Park hours are 8:00am – 10:00pm.

Enjoy the Summer heat at the beach! Madrona Park Beach hours are  11:00am – 7:00pm weekdays and noon – 7:00pm weekends. The beach features a play area for kids, a diving board, swimming raft and on duty lifeguards.

Madrona Shelterhouse Remodel

Madrona ShelterhouseAnyone that has gone to the Madrona Playground lately has seen the chain link fence around the Madrona Shelterhouse.  The Madrona Sheltehouse received funds about two years ago to be updated and the work has finally begun.  Basically, the changes are the bathrooms are being updated, the bathroom doors are being swapped for nice looking gates (for safety reasons), and there will be an additional bathroom added to the interior of the Shelterhouse that can be used year-round for people who rent the Shelterhouse for events.

The work is scheduled to be done by Madrona Mayfair, May 18th.  Let’s cross our fingers it will be done on schedule.

Madrona Summer Camps Are Back!

Madrona ShelterhouseMadrona Shelter House, Madrona Playfield, and Madrona Woods Camps are back this summer! To sign up call Garfield Community Center: 684-4788 or go to the summer camps website for forms and more information.

MADRONA SUMMER CAMPS Include:

CIRCUS CAMP – Ages 8-12 – In this fun, four-day camp, kids will learn circus arts including acrobatics, tumbling, slack lining, juggling, clowning, and more.
On the last day of camp the participants will perform a circus for friends and family.
Check website for additional requirements.

MADRONA WOODS JR. NATURE EXPLORERS CAMP – Ages 6-7Ages 8-9 – Explore the Madrona Woods with a naturalist. Bring a sack lunch. Includes Nature Camp shirt.

SPANISH SUMMER CAMP FOR PRESCHOOLERS – Ages 3-6 – Around the world in one week! Children will learn Spanish by singing songs, playing games, and making crafts from around the world! It is going to be fun!

MADRONA SUMMER LEGO CAMP – Ages 5-8 – Let your imagination build! You will have an excitingly creative time during this week long camp. Use Legos to construct one of
a kind buildings, objects, vehicles, and more! Space is limited so hurry and sign up today.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE CAMP – Ages 7-11 – What sport combines the best of basketball,
football, and soccer with a Frisbee? Yes, you guessed it, Ultimate Frisbee! Ultimate Frisbee is a fantastic sport, and easy to learn. This instructional camp will teach you the basic rules of the game, how to throw and catch the Frisbee, and have you running and playing in the sun! So come join in the fun! Bring a sack lunch, sunscreen, and a water bottle. All participants get a shirt.

YOGA CAMP – Ages 7-12 – Yoga Camp mixes games, story-telling, and fun with the
physical postures of yoga in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. No yoga experience is necessary. Campers need to bring their own lunch and water bottle and wear comfortable, upside-down friendly attire.

SUMMER GREEN TEEN CAMP – Ages 12-13/14 -Join EarthCorps in a weeklong camp that focuses on urban forest restoration projects in your neighborhood.
Campers will gain a deeper understanding of why forests are important in urban areas, complete a hands-on experience that helps to revitalize a local greenspace, learn about “Green Careers” in Seattle and receive 30 service learning hours upon completion of the camp. We will also have fun and participant in team building activities. Gloves, tools, and other equipment will be provided be EarthCorps.

Madrona Mayfair Volunteers Needed

Madrona MayfairMadrona Mayfair is May 18th this year a date I will always remember as the day Mt. St. Helen’s blew….yet I digress.  The Madrona Community Council puts on Mayfair each year, but the council which is run entirely by volunteers, always needs an extra hand when it comes to the big neighborhood celebration.  If interested in helping, please comment on this blog and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person.  Following are the shifts and duties needed for Mayfair:

Set Up 8-9am – 6 people
Clean Up 12-1pm – 1 person
Pony Rides 9:30-11am-3 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
St. Clouds Food Table 11:00am-12:00pm – 1 person
Hot Dog Stand 9:30-11am-5 people (at the grill and taking money) / 11am-12pm – 3 people
Bouncy House 9:45am-11am – 2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Obstacle Course 9:45am-11am -2 people / 11am-12pm – 2 people
Bake Sale Table 9:30am-11am – 4 people / 11:00-12:00pm – 3 people
Traffic Control (for the parade from 9:15am-9:30) – 6 people
Crowd Control for Reptile Man and Clown performance Approx. 10-11:30 – 4 people
On Call Doctor with a First Aid Kit 9:30-1pm

Madrona Park Video – Enjoy the Scenery

While perusing youtube for interesting videos, we stumbled upon this one featuring different scenes around Madrona Park. The person capturing the video seems to stick around the southern tip of the park, but there really is so much more to see and experience if you’ve ever explored the park firsthand. Maybe this spring we will capture other sunny scenes in the park for you, but please enjoy a glimpse of the one below!