Meadowbrook Farm was purchased into public ownership and then deeded jointly to the City of Snoqualmie and the City of North Bend in three phases beginning in 1993, facilitated by the Trust for Public Land. The package of funding for the 460 contiguous acres included 1989 King County Open Space Bond and Conservation Futures, Washington State Interagency Council for Outdoor Recreation funding, contributions from both cites, and a generous donation in value from the local landowners. The property acquisition was completed in 1996.
The Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association (MFPA) is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization formed by Snoqualmie and North Bend for the purpose of day-to-day management of Meadowbrook Farm. The volunteer board includes members appointed by the Cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend , the Snoqualmie Tribe, the Snoqualmie Valley School District, the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society, King County, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway, as well as staff representatives from each city, and many community members.
The MFPA works with both cities to enhance historic interpretation, wildlife habitat, ongoing agriculture, public recreation and community gatherings, guided by the Meadowbrook Farm Master Site Plan. Interested in Meadowbrook? Come to a monthly meeting or work party!
The Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center building is a beautiful new structure designed by architect Pat Fels to provide an all-weather venue for historic and cultural interpretation as well as classes, meetings and a focal point for other events on Meadowbrook Farm. Funding for construction includes grants from the Bullitt Foundation, the Ferguson Foundation, King County Capital Projects for Heritage (4 Culture), Washington State Historical Society Heritage Capital Projects and funds from both owner-cities. In addition, many generous in-kind donations - including construction oversight by John Day of John Day Homes — and many volunteer hours have made the building a reality.