Because the demand greatly exceeds what can be accommodated, Parks has established a methodology for randomly selecting which events will be permitted in 2012; it included a random drawing of organizations that applied for a permit. The intent is to provide equal access to this unique space.
A member of the Board of Park Commissioners, Diana Kincaid, conducted the drawing on Monday, March 7. The results are:
- 1st quarter: Seattle Tilth
- 2nd quarter: NW Craft Alliance
- 3rd quarter: Friends of the Seattle Public Library
- 4th quarter: Pancreatic Cancer Walk
Events participating in the drawing had to be sponsored by non-profit organizations and open to the public, had to make full use of the space, and had to be consistent with Magnuson Park’s mission to support arts, recreation, culture and the environment.
Organizations were allowed to send applications for a maximum of two events – one event in each of two quarters, and each organization selected is allowed only one event during the quarter for which they have applied.
The organizations that were not successful in the drawing are Best of the Northwest, the Seattle Gymnastics Booster Club, and the Arboretum Foundation.
For more information, please call Charles Ng, Manager of Magnuson Park and Business Resources, at 206-684-8001 or email him at Charles.Ng@Seattle.gov