2017 Madison Park Christmas Ships & Holiday Celebration

See you there!

Come join the Madison Park Community Council for our annual Christmas Ships & Holiday Celebration!
We will have refreshments, a bonfire, Santa, music and more. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
Feel free to bring your s’more-making kit & sticks/skewers for the bonfire.
Co-sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Madison Park Business Association, BeachHouse bar + grill – Madison Park, Madison Park Hardware, Madison Park Living Magazine, Madison Park Times, Parkshore Seattle, Starbucks, Tina’s on Madison, Windermere Madison Park and Madison Park Bakery.

Seattle 2035

Notice of Public Hearing


The Seattle City Council is considering amendments to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the City’s Land Use Code to implement the Mayor’s Recommended Comprehensive Plan, known as Seattle 2035. The proposed amendments are available at 2035.seattle.gov.

The Mayor’s Recommended Plan proposes to significantly rewrite the Seattle Comprehensive Plan. The City Council’s Planning, Land Use and Zoning (PLUZ) Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the Mayor’s Recommended Plan.

June 27, 2016  6:00 p.m.
Seattle City Council Chambers
City Hall: 600 Fourth Avenue, 2nd Floor.

WSDOT Open House on The Planned SR 520 Improvements

With the new State Route 520 floating bridge now open to traffic and a new West Approach Bridge North slated to open next summer, SDOT is gearing up for a 2018 start of construction on the next phase of SR 520 improvements in Seattle. Interested to know what is involved?

A rendering, looking east, of a new landscaped lid crossing over SR 520 at the Montlake Boulevard interchange in Seattle.

Please attend one of the open houses to find out what’s ahead for SR 520 construction between I-5 and Lake Washington – the highway segment called “the Rest of the West.”  SDOT’s first open house is online, now through July 8, at sr520.participate.online.

Just log in for overviews and design renderings of the next phase of corridor improvements in Seattle’s Montlake area.  This online “meeting” also allows you to provide feedback to WSDOT on the corridor plans.

Next week is the in-person open house

On Tuesday, June 28, SDOT is holding an in-person open house on the planned improvements to SR 520’s west side corridor in Seattle. Both the online and in-person open houses are focusing primarily on the first of three phases of west side construction. This next phase includes construction of:

  • A landscaped lid and multimodal transit hub over SR 520 in Montlake
  • A separate “land bridge” across SR 520 for bicyclists and pedestrians
  • The West Approach Bridge South, which will carry eastbound Seattle traffic across Union Bay to the new floating bridge

Join in person!

  • When: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28
  • Where: St. Demetrios Hall – 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112

Bella of Madison Park

Meet Madison Park Author Leslie Stark
Author of Bella of Madison Park

Bella of Madison Park

Book Launch Event

Hitting shelves this summer, local Madison Park author Leslie Stark’s Bella of Madison Park is a sweet story inspired by a curious dog named Bella and her adventures in Seattle.

Like many young children, Bella can’t wait to explore everything around her. And when she sets off on her quest, what she discovers is nothing short of magical. Filled with whimsical rhymes and beautiful illustrations, Bella and her charming story about curiosity, adventure, the human-animal bond, and the value of staying close to home will win over kids and adults alike. Join us as we celebrate the book’s release at a launch party with Stark—featuring a reading and discussion, book signing, prize drawings, and more!

Book Launch Party
Thursday, July 7th

7 PM
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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Leslie Stark

Leslie Stark began writing at age 13 when she wrote a fictional story for a class project that included all of her classmates as characters. Her teacher enjoyed the story so much she began reading daily excerpts to the class.

The eldest of four children, Leslie grew up in a small town in Washington State near the Canadian border. Her love of animals began in childhood, with horseback rides through the woods of the Pacific Northwest. She also had pets of all persuasions: Dogs, cats, mice, hamsters, fish, birds, and even lizards and turtles. Leslie’s beloved dog Bella was the inspiration for Bella of Madison Park.

Leslie earned a BA in Social Sciences from Washington State University, and studied animation, screenwriting and storytelling at Bellevue College. She enjoys exploring new places, and has traveled as far away as Italy, Mexico and Africa. Leslie is also a classically trained singer. She currently resides in Seattle with her two four-legged companions, Addie and Lucy.

MPCC 2016 Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, June 15th we will host our annual meeting of the Madison Park Community Council at Park Shore (in the Chapel) at 7 pm.  Park Shore is located at 1630 43rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker will be Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. Chief O’Toole will speak about a number of issues related to safety, neighborhoods and community.  We anticipate a very engaging Q&A with Chief O’Toole.

Agenda items include:

  • Election of new Board members and re-election of members up for a second term
    For more information about the MPCC, board member terms and officer duties, please read our bylaws.
  • Annual Treasurer’s Report
  • Farewell words from outgoing board members, Maurice Cooper, Gene Brandzel and Doug Berry

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole

Madison Park Community Council boundaries include Madison Park, Washington Park, Broadmoor, Canterbury and part of Denny Blaine.

We hope to see you there!

Madison Valley Design Review for City People’s Lot

Madison Valley P-Patch
Last month, the Madison Valley Community Council hosted a chance to hear the design plans from Charles Strazzara, lead architect on the building that will replace City People’s,

On June 18th, Save Madison Valley will host a community forum about Seattle’s Design Review Program, which follows a set of specific guidelines intended to “foster excellence in private development.”

The MPCC encourages you to attend to learn more about the guidelines and your role as community members. The City and Review Board want and need your input!

Saturday, June 18
at 4 PM – 6 PM
MLK Fame Auditorium
3201 East Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98112

Madison Park Cascadia Rising Emergency Simulation Event

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A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise to address that disaster.

Conducting successful life-saving and life-sustaining response operations in the aftermath of a Cascadia Subduction Zone disaster will hinge on the effective coordination and integration of governments at all levels – cities, counties, state agencies, federal officials, the military, tribal nations – as well as non-government organizations and the private sector. One of the primary goals of Cascadia Rising is to train and test this whole community approach to complex disaster operations together as a joint team.

Stop by the Madison Park Emergency Communication Hub (located at the north end of the Madison Park park tennis courts) on Saturday, June 11th from 9:30-11:30AM to learn how you can prepare your family and community for a major event as well as to volunteer to help prepare the Madison Park area.

For more information , please visit the Washington Sate Amateur Emergency Communications website.

A more detailed guide about the Cascadia Rising exercise can be downloaded from our website in the Cascadia Rising 2016 Exercise Scenario Document.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis.

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. This subduction zone can produce earthquakes as large as magnitude 9 and corresponding tsunamis.

Take Your Bike To Lunch Day at City Hall

  • RSVP
  • When: Tuesday, May 17 at 12 p.m. noon
  • Where: Seattle City Hall  – Main Atrium
  • What: Bring your sack lunch & your bike to City Hall at 12 p.m. Let Seattle City Council know we can’t wait any longer for safe connected streets. Help fill the main 5th Avenue bike parking of City Hall with your bikes. Write postcards and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will deliver to Seattle City Council telling your stories. (Facebook event)
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    • What: RSVP to testify on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee to let Council know we can’t wait for safe streets. Cascade will help you sign up to exercise your democratic rights to speak to our elected leaders.
    • RSVP
    • When: Tuesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. Arrive at 1:45 p.m. to get on the speaking list, meeting begins at 2 p.m.
    • Where: Seattle City Hall – Council Chambers 2nd Floor