About Magnuson Community Garden
The 4-acre Magnuson Community Garden was created and is managed through a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Program, and the Magnuson Community Garden (MCG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed of community volunteers with a vision for a multi-purpose garden that expanded on the core functions of the P-Patch. The creation of a community garden in Magnuson Park was included in the Seattle City Council Resolution No. 30063 on the Magnuson Park Concept Plan. The garden was designed by Barker Landscape Architects through a public participation process. A Department of Neighborhoods Large Project Award, Pro Parks Levy funds, private donations, small grants, and a tremendous number of matching volunteer hours went into the construction which began in the fall of 2001.
There are two components under the name “Magnuson Community Garden” – the 4-acre garden, and Magnuson Community Garden, 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization which formed to facilitate the design, development, funding, building, and long-term maintenance and operation of the garden. The non-profit organization is governed by a board of directors, with the manager of Magnuson Park and the manager of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Program as ex officio members.