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Day 1 and 2 Construction Progress on the Gathering Place in 132nd Square Park

September 16, 2011

What do dozens of volunteers, neighbors, and just passerbys do when they see  great project coming to life? Help, what else!

Check out the links to pics on Faceboook, a Picasa Album just set up, video on 132nd Square Park’s video channel on YouTube, why we can even tweet it to you! (@132park). Be sure to follow up if you tweet. 🙂 Enjoy! And see you this weekend if you are volunteering, just visiting, or planning to come to the Celebration that will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Check out photos on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=1609555047#!/pages/Friends-of-132nd-Square-Park/238319116211121

Picasa web album – https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos

and video on our YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/132ndSquarePark

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News Flash! Construction Begins at 132 Square Park!

September 14, 2011

Check this blog, our Facebook site, and now YouTube (check out http://www.youtube.com/user/132ndSquarePark?feature=mhee ) all the latest about the Gathering Place Project.

HOW ABOUT TWEETERS? FOLLOW US – @132park

Kirkland Proclaims “Local Community Day” in Honor of 132nd Square Park Project

September 7, 2011

A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY OF KIRKLAND

Designating September 18, 2011 as
“Local Community Day” in Kirkland, Washington

WHEREAS, Kirkland, Washington is a progressive and livable city that has invested in anextensive park and open space system; and

WHEREAS, Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center share a commitment to community building and engagement as a path toward improving the health and quality of life of the places we call home and created the nationwide “Taste of Community” program to support this commitment; and

WHEREAS, the Issaquah Pomegranate Center believes every neighborhood deserves a community space where people of all ages can get to know each other and, over time, build trust; and

WHEREAS, on June 1, 2011, the Kingsgate neighborhood, including 132nd Square Park, which remains under ownership by King County until December 31, 2011, were annexed into the City of Kirkland; and

WHEREAS, the Totem Lake and Kingsgate neighborhoods were among four local areas chosen to receive grant funding from the “Taste of Community” program to design and build community spaces this year; and

WHEREAS, Kirkland’s Totem Lake and Kingsgate community will have participated in the design and construction of a community gathering space in 132nd Square Park,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joan McBride, Mayor of Kirkland, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 18, 2011 as “Local Community Day” in the City of Kirkland and encourage residents and businesses citywide to volunteer and help build and maintain this important neighborhood community gathering center in 132nd Square Park and celebrate this new community asset and investment in Kirkland’s quality of life.

Signed this 6th day of September, 2011

Joan McBride, Mayor

Proposed Schedule for Build Project

September 3, 2011

The following provides an overview of the work to be done each day. This list does not include everything and is subject to change due to weather, individual segments getting completed ahead or behind schedule, etc.

132nd SQUARE PARK CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

PRIOR TO Sept 15

EARTHWORK

  • Scrape path
  • Grade gathering circle
  • Dig footings for shelter and gateways

September 15 – 18

SHELTERS

  • Project Lead: Duncan and Spencer
  • Volunteers needed: 3-5 skilled builders
  • Day one: pour concrete footings
  • Day two: framing
  • Day three: roofing
  • Day four: tile flooring

STONE WALL

  • Project Lead: PC staff & skilled mason
  • Volunteers needed: 5-10
  • Day one: lay paver base and begin first row
  • Day two: continue rock wall
  • Day three: mortar the capstones

GATEWAYS

  • Project Lead: Milenko
  • Volunteers needed: 3-5
  • Day one: brush stainless steel
  • Day two: continue metal work, route wood
  • Day three: imbed metal, stain wood, prepare footings
  • Day four: install

BENCHES & TABLES

  • Project Lead: Chiaki
  • Volunteers needed: 5-10
  • Day one: measure and cut wood
  • Day two: sand and apply wood preservative
  • Day three: assemble
  • Day four: install

PATH

  • Project Lead: Milenko, City & County?
  • Volunteers needed: 5-10
  • Day one: spread and compact gravel
  • Day two-four: way-finding art with wood and concrete

PLANTING

  • Project Lead: PC Deanna
  • Volunteers needed: 3
  • Day four: place and plant plants

Materials and Donations Still Needed

September 3, 2011

The following list will be updated regularly so that the information here is current.

MATERIALS AND DONATIONS STILL NEEDED

CONSTRUCTION RELATED MATERIALS

  • Concrete: 30 bags with aggregate
  • Mortar: 5 bags
  • Gravel (ÂĽ minus-base under paving tiles): 4 tons
  • Gravel (5/8 minus-for pathway): 18 tons
  • Landscape fabric: 4-5 rolls (4 ft X 100 ft long)
  • Composition shingle roofing: 430 sq ft
  • Tar paper: 430 sq ft
  • Metal valley flashing: (1) – 14 ft
  • Metal scuppers: (1)

CONSTRUCTION RELATED EQUIPMENT

  • Nail guns : 2 for days 1 and 2

SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTEERS

  • Contribution of snacks
  • Contribution of fruit
  • Contribution of water and/or drinks
  • Contribution of disposable products: plates, napkins, cups, disposable silverware
  • Contribution of trash bags
  • Folding tables
  • Chairs
  • Canopies

Pomegranate Center Video Highlights 132nd Square Park Project

August 28, 2011

Here’s a great video about the collaboration between Pomegranate Center and Tully’s that features many of the people who are helping with the 132nd Square Park gathering space project!

http://vimeo.com/27217191

Volunteer to Help Build the New Picnic Shelter!

August 23, 2011

Thanks very much for your interest in the new Gathering Space and Picnic Structure in 132nd Square Park. Please see the drawings on the Images page to get a better idea of what we’ll be building! ALL of this will be built in a single four-day period, September 15-18. We hope you’ll come out and help with the project! ALL ages, skill levels, and abilities are welcome!

If you plan to come and help with the construction, please click the button below and provide a little bit of information so we’ll know how you’re interested in helping and so we can contact you — just in case.

See below for an update on materials still needed (Materials and Donations Still Needed) and the construction schedule (Proposed Schedule for Build Project).  SKILLED TRADESPERSON STILL NEEDED?  A Stone Mason to assist with the rock wall and a Stone Cutter and Stone Cutting Equipment.

The registration is set up in four hours blocks of time. If you can’t commit for the full four hours, that’s fine; we still want to you to participate! Just let us know when you register – or just come on by. There will always be something that can be done-even if it’s providing relief for some of the volunteers already there. This is a construction site, so Please – closed toe shoes only. NO SANDALS PLEASE.

PLEASE NOTE: Youth under the age of 18 and Children under the age of 14  MUST HAVE A WAIVER SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN prior to the event to be allowed to participate. The King County Waiver Form for youth under 18 is can be found by clicking here. The King County Waiver Form for Children under the age of 14 can be found by clicking here .

Does your employer offer matching hours for volunteering?  If you are not sure, please check with your employer. Your employer should have a form for you to complete so that the matching hours value can be contributed to this project. Please contact us (206 300 7090 or info at 132park dot org) for more information or to discuss.