Public Comments Wanted on Draft Proposal for Gathering Place in 132nd Square Park

The Totem Lake/Kingsgate Neighbors are inviting the public to continue its participation in the design and creation of a much need ‘Gathering Place’ in 132nd Square Park. This park is the only public park with any facilities in the Totem Lake/Kingsgate area. The draft proposal for the Gathering Place includes a covered area, which the park is currently lacking.

The DRAFT proposal revealed at this meeting is the result of a day long design event June during which the community participated in discussion and idea sharing, resulting in three separate plans. Since then, the Pomegranate Center has worked with various design professionals, blending the three ideas into one draft proposal. The evening's discussion will be lead by Milenko Matanovic, Executive Director of the Pomegranate Center. The Pomegranate Center is a non-profit organization that has been helping communities design and build Gathering Places for 24 years. The 132nd Square Park Gathering Place project has been funded by a grant from Tullys Coffee/Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the Pomegranate Center.

Following tonight's public meeting, Pomegranate Center along with their volunteer design professionals will consider the community's input and fine tune the final design. This is a ‘Fast Track Project’ with build dates scheduled for Sept 15th-18th. Signups for volunteers and professionals in construction specialties (masonry, carpenters, woodworking, concrete, metal working, general contractor, etc) and contributions of materials and in-kind donations have begun Trade professionals area being sought to assist with overview of community volunteers helping with the actual construction. In addition to construction tasks, volunteers of all ages are needed to help during the four day build period with registration, refreshments, entertainment, and more. If you are interested in helping out in any way send an email to or call 206-300-7090.


Date: Wed, July 20th, 7pm-9pm

Location: LDS Church located13220 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA 98034

Renderings and graphics of the draft proposal are available for viewing at

Meeting details are at