Bronze Rings in Madrona Downtown

As a winning neighborhood in the CleanScapes 2010 Neighborhood Waste Reduction contest, Madrona was invited to submit proposals for a $50,000 community improvement project.  The Madrona Rings Project was proposed by the Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM) and selected for award by CleanScapes.  Nine 14-inch diameter bronze rings are embedded in the sidewalk along 34th Avenue between Union and Pike, shaped in the concentric circles of a mature Madrona tree, signifying the strength, diversity, and longevity of the Madrona neighborhood.

Each bronze ring commemorates a historic Madrona business or event with a stylized photograph and a few words.  The project also includes installing a bench and concrete “tree stumps” for a public seating area at 34th and Union.

The rings’ ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday December 3rd included City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, representatives from the Madrona Community Council, Business Owners of Madrona, Seattle Public Utilities, CleanScapes, KPG and Lease Crutcher Lewis.

Click here for a Rings Handout PDF that includes a brief description of the historic images.