Magnuson Management RFP

Since the federal government conveyed the property to the City of Seattle between 1995 and 1999, Warren G. Magnuson Park has developed into a dynamic, complex ecosystem of recreation opportunities, public-private partnerships, and environmental stewardship activities. The park resides within the Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmarks Preservation District (established 2012) and neighbors five additional landowners within the Sand Point peninsula.

Since 1995, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) has managed Magnuson Park, yielding many successes and learning moments during the park’s initial 25-year development. SPR is seeking a consultant who will review and assess a variety of management and/or governance models that could be utilized to support the next 25 years of development. This scope of work should include an assessment of SPR continuing with its current management structure and operational approach.

Through this study, SPR seeks to understand the pros and cons of proposed models in support of organizational learning, and continuous improvement of meeting the needs of this regional asset and its customers.

Please read the full RFP packet, and note the deadlines in the timetable for written questions and submissions.

RFP Packet



Location (if applicable)

Site Tours

  • SPR staff will provide an optional park tour as an introduction to the park and its operations.

  • Applicants are invited to conduct additional, independent site visits in support of developing their proposals.

Option #1:

June 6, 2023
9 am – 10:30 am


Option #2:

July 12, 2023
2 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting Location:

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Building 30
6310 NE 74th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Q&A Sessions

  • These sessions will be recorded and posted on the RFP web site.

Session #1:

June 1, 2023
11 am – 12 pm

Session #2:

June 13, 2023
10 am – 11 am

Session #3:

June 28, 2023
2 – 3 pm

Links to Q&A sessions below

Deadline for Written Questions

July 10, 2023

Proposals Due

July 21, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Brevity is appreciated.  Proposals should not exceed 10 pages.

RFP Evaluation Period

July 21 - August 31, 2023

Evaluation Team Submits Award Recommendation to SPR Superintendent

August 31, 2023

Superintendent Announces Decision

October 2023

Links to Q&A Sessions (Webex)

June 1, 2023, 11:00 am Recording
June 13, 2023, 10:00 am Recording
June 28, 2023, 2:00 pm Recording

Q&A Documents

June 1, 2023, Q&A Session
June 6, 2023, Park Tour

Session Attendance Record

Reference Documents

Land Use & Master Plan Documents

Warren G. Magnuson Strategic Development Plan 2012
Magnuson Park Master Plan (Ord. 122318) 2006
Signage & Wayfinding Master Plan for Warren G. Magnuson Park 2004
Drainage, Wetland/Habitat Complex and Sports Fields/Courts Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) 2003
Drainage, Wetland/Habitat Complex and Sports Fields/Courts Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Vol. I 2002
Magnuson Park Concept Plan (Res. 30063) 1999
Report to the Mayor and City Council - Sand Point Blue Ribbon Committee 1999
Final Design Guidelines Manual for Sand Point/Magnuson Park (Res. 29624) 1997
Sand Point Physical Development Management Plan (Res. 29429) 1997
A Vision of Magnuson Park - Sand Point Liaison Committee 1994
Community Preferred Reuse Plan for Sand Point 1993
Magnuson Park Master Plan 1988

Historical Preservation Documents

Controls and Incentives - Sand Point Naval Air Station Landmark District 2013
Sand Point Naval Air Station (NAS) Landmarks Preservation District 2011
Sand Point Historic Properties Reuse and Protection Plan (Res. 29725) 1998
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - NHPA (1966) Section 106 Guidelines

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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