In 2001, a small group of volunteer landscape professionals and community volunteers formed the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee and began the process of gathering ideas from the public to create a new and unique children’s garden. The result of their work, and the community support that has sustained it ever since, is a vibrant oasis located within the 4-acre Magnuson Community Garden, and open FREE to the public 365 days a year. Come visit Magnuson Children’s Garden and discover a wonderful place for children and families to explore nature!
In 2005, Magnuson Community Center Coordinator Karla Withrow and nature educator Emily Bishton began the Magnuson Nature Programs by offering 2 weeks of summer nature camp for preschool-age children. By popular demand, these programs have expanded by leaps and bounds in the 12 years since, growing into a year-round gardening & nature education resource for children, families, and adults!
The collaboration between Magnuson Children’s Garden and Magnuson Community Center Nature Programs continues to be a wonderful journey, and we are grateful for all the support and enthusiasm we receive from parents, children, volunteers, and park staff. We welcome you to join in the fun!