Why We're Here



Despite 3 unsuccessful petition attempts, the POP supporters continue to vigorously oppose the Mercer Island Center for the Arts at Mercerdale Park.  They are continuing to raise money and publish letters and articles in the Mercer Island Reporter and on NextDoor.  Their goals are alternatively to tear down the Recycling Center and to preserve the Recycling Center as a historic landmark.   In any event, their primary goal is to prevent the City from leasing the land under the Recycling Center to MICA.  It appears that they are attempting to sway the City Council elections so that the new members will oppose MICA and refuse to sign the lease, even though the City has already committed to follow through with the lease.

Support Mercer Island Parks and Arts has now re-registered as a PAC and will be holding candidate events and sending out candidate questionnaires so that Mercer Island voters can make an informed decision regarding which candidates support MICA and which ones do not.  Stay tuned for more information!

There is a great deal of misinformation regarding MICA.  We encourage anyone with questions to go to the City of Mercer Island webpage on MICA:  https://www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=3089 

MICA also has a terrific website that can answer most questions.  http://www.mercerislandarts.org/ 

If you have questions regarding SMIPA, please contact us at the email address below.

If you would like to help us in our goal to make sure MICA is built at Mercerdale where it will greatly enhance our community, please visit our DONATE page.   If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please sign up as a volunteer so we can contact you.  

Thank you for your support!! 

This website is sponsored and paid for by Support Mercer Island Parks and Arts

9311 SE 36th St., Suite 103, Mercer Island, WA 98040