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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Fantastic Fly-In Events Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to a forecast of strong winds, the Fantastic Fly-in event planned for Aug. 27, 2016, has been cancelled. The safety of the paraglider pilots would be at risk, especially with the added weight of the costumes.

The free Fantasy Friday event, schedule...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Calling All Artists: Southeast 62nd Street Public Art

We're seeking exciting public art opportunities for the Southeast 62nd Street improvement project.

The City of Issaquah invites professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications for consideration to design artwork for the upcoming pro...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

You're Invited: Experience Pop-Up Art

You're invited to a new, free art-making opportunity in Olde Town Issaquah from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 31, 2016.

Join artEAST at Pedestrian Park to help to create a painted mural for the Fantastic Fly-In paragliding festival at the end of ...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

You're Invited: Meet artEAST's Artist in Residence

You're invited to artEAST's latest exhibitions!

Meet Lindsay Peyton, artEAST's first artist in residence at artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N.

Peyton will transform the exhibition space into an art laboratory in an installation titled "Life, Examin...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...


Business

1 Story
Posted on: July 18, 2016

Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste ...Read on...


City Hall

1 Story
Posted on: July 19, 2016

November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...


    Community

    9 Stories
    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    Fantastic Fly-In Events Cancelled Due to Weather

    Due to a forecast of strong winds, the Fantastic Fly-in event planned for Aug. 27, 2016, has been cancelled. The safety of the paraglider pilots would be at risk, especially with the added weight of the costumes.

    The free Fantasy Friday event, schedule...Read on...

    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Make Salmon Days a Success

    Sammy the Salmon's campaign is Ohfishally accepting new volunteers. Your festival needs you!

    Help make Salmon Days a success by volunteering during our community's signature event. Salmon Days returns to downtown Issaquah on Oct. 1-2, 2016.

    Organizers need volunteers to help with the Field of Fun, festival setup, retail support, transportation logistics and more.

    To learn more and sign up for a volunteer shift, go to salmondaysvolunteers.org.

    Remember to save the date for the volunteer sign-up party — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 20Read on...

    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Downtown History Walk: Explore Issaquah's Past

    You're invited as the Issaquah History Museums leads a stroll back through time to a past when milk cows made up much of Issaquah's population, and all the fascinating characters who lived in the town knew each other well.

    Join a museum guide at 10 a....Read on...

    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Recipe for Hope: Food Bank Hosts Fundraiser

    Our community is invited to support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at the Recipe for Hope Breakfast.

    The nonprofit organization is hosting the annual event Sept. 21, 2016, at Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Fall City Road. A coffee meet-and-greet start...Read on...

    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Calling All Superheroes: Highlands Day 2016

    Highlands Day

    Celebrate the end of summer at Highlands Day!

    The superhero-themed celebration returns from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 27, 2016, at Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

    A summer tradition for more than 15 years, the festival is packed wi...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Volunteer: Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

    Help keep our salmon coming home as a volunteer for Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, or FISH.

    The historic Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is the most-visited hatchery in Washington state. To educate visitors, FISH relies on a committed team of docent...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

    Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

    Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Get Outside: 2016 State Parks Free Days

    Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2016.

    You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

    • Aug. 25 — National Park Service's 100th birthday
    • Sept. 24...
    Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


    Emergency Preparedness

    1 Story
    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    Register Now: Emergency Response Training

    When a disaster occurs, professional emergency services personnel will not be able to help everybody immediately.

    That means people like you can make a difference.

    Join more than 600 people in your community who have already completed training for...Read on...


    Front Street

    1 Story
    Posted on: August 17, 2016

    Project Update: Front Street/Olde Town Paving

    As work continues to improve Olde Town for drivers and pedestrians, prepare for full overnight closures of Front Street North, as well as daytime construction on nearby streets.

    Crews, working with residents and businesses to minimize impacts to drivew...Read on...


    Home

    6 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Next Steps: East Sunset Way

    We're working with the community to help determine the design concept for East Sunset Way.

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund several local projects, including enhancements to East Sunset Wa...Read on...

    Posted on: August 17, 2016

    Project Update: Front Street/Olde Town Paving

    As work continues to improve Olde Town for drivers and pedestrians, prepare for full overnight closures of Front Street North, as well as daytime construction on nearby streets.

    Crews, working with residents and businesses to minimize impacts to drivew...Read on...

    Posted on: June 22, 2016

    City Starts Well 4 Water Filtration

    Issaquah is now pumping from Well 4, thanks to a new filtration system that removes perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from the water before it enters the City’s distribution system.

    Test results from mid-June show the system is working – there were no detec...Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

    Concerts on the Green

    Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

    Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    Website Personalization Now Available!

    By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


    Parks & Recreation

    8 Stories
    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    Register Now: Fall Parks & Recreation Programs

    Summer is heating up, but fall is only a few short weeks away. Now is the time to register for our fall recreation programs!

    Our Parks & Recreation Department offers programs for all abilities and ages — from toddlers to seniors.

    Browse the latest i...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Project Update: Confluence Park Enhancements

    Confluence Park

    In the next few weeks, exciting changes will begin at Confluence Park!

    Confluence Park is comprised of three contiguous parks: Tollë Anderson Homestead, Cybil-Madeline Green and Margaret's Meadow. Using a grant and voter-approved park bond funds, as we...Read on...

    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    Active for Life Expo: Living Well at 55 and Beyond

    Active for Life Expo

    Discover the keys to living well at 55 and beyond at our Active for Life Expo!

    Join us for a free event featuring health screenings, workshops and other activities designed for our community members 55 and older.

    Our Active for Life Expo is 10 a.m....Read on...

    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

    Concerts on the Green

    Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

    Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...

    Posted on: June 15, 2016

    Project Update: Salmon Run Nature Park

    To protect property from flooding and help salmon, restoration is happening at Salmon Run Nature Park.

    Read on...
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Learn More: Pool Sewer Line and Sidewalk Repair

    Work will start soon to repair a damaged sewer line and sidewalk at Julius Boehm Pool.

    To prevent additional damage from tree roots to the sewer line and sidewalk, four trees will be removed.

    Once the trees are removed, crews will replace the damage...Read on...

    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Plan Ahead: Sunset Beach Renovation Closure

    Lake Sammamish State Park's Sunset Beach will close to public access during renovations.

    Fencing will go up around July 10, 2016, and will remain through the duration of the work. Crews will renovate the entire swim beach, including in-water and the o...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

    Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

    Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...


    Regional Projects

    1 Story
    Posted on: June 23, 2016

    ST3: Fall Ballot Includes Light Rail to Issaquah

    The Sound Transit Board recently approved placing a ST3 measure on the November ballot that includes building light rail along Interstate 90 to Issaquah.

    The 25-year plan also includes adding additional parking in Central Issaquah, along with other infrastructure enhancements. Riders could travel from downtown Bellevue to Central Issaquah in 17 minutes. Trains would run every six minutes in peak commute ho...Read on...


    Senior Services

    3 Stories
    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Fall Senior Programs: Stay Active for Life

    Stay active for life with our Issaquah Senior Programs! Our lineup of programs for adults 55 and older includes several new offerings.

    To learn more about our senior programs, go to issaquahwa.gov/seniors or call 425-837-3300.

    Scholarships are avail...Read on...

    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    Active for Life Expo: Living Well at 55 and Beyond

    Active for Life Expo

    Discover the keys to living well at 55 and beyond at our Active for Life Expo!

    Join us for a free event featuring health screenings, workshops and other activities designed for our community members 55 and older.

    Our Active for Life Expo is 10 a.m....Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Feedback in Focus: Thank You, Issaquah Seniors

    We recently worked alongside our community in order to better understand the needs and aspirations of our seniors.

    Read on...

    Special Event Permits

    2 Stories
    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Special Event: Highlands Day

    Highlands Day

    Celebrate the end of summer at Highlands Day!

    The superhero-themed celebration returns from noon-4 p.m. Aug. 27, 2016, at Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550 N.E. Park Drive.

    Organizers expect 3,000 to 5,000 people to attend Highlands Day. A s...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Special Event: Cycle the WAVE

    Cycle the WAVE is coming to Issaquah to increase awareness of domestic violence, and raise funds for domestic violence programs and education.

    Riders in the annual bike ride will pass through our community throughout the day Sept. 18, 2016.

    Organize...Read on...


    Sustainability

    4 Stories
    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Recipe for Hope: Food Bank Hosts Fundraiser

    Our community is invited to support the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank at the Recipe for Hope Breakfast.

    The nonprofit organization is hosting the annual event Sept. 21, 2016, at Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Fall City Road. A coffee meet-and-greet start...Read on...

    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Salmon Friendly Trips: Monthly 25 Win $25

    Salmon Friendly Trips is Issaquah's portal to regional ridematching and incentives. Each month, 25 lucky winners traveling to or from Issaquah earn a $25 REI gift card just for taking Salmon Friendly Trips!

    Log eight days of non-drive-alone travel (ca...Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    Apply Now: 2016 Golden Dumpster Award

    Get your business recognized for waste reduction, recycling and customer education efforts!

    Apply to win a 2016 Golden Dumpster Award. The honor recognizes commercial businesses in Issaquah that have made significant achievements in the areas of waste ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

    As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

    Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


    Traffic Alerts

    2 Stories
    Posted on: August 17, 2016

    Project Update: Front Street/Olde Town Paving

    As work continues to improve Olde Town for drivers and pedestrians, prepare for full overnight closures of Front Street North, as well as daytime construction on nearby streets.

    Crews, working with residents and businesses to minimize impacts to drivew...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Traffic Alert: Highlands Day

    Drivers: Prepare for a Highlands Day-related street closure Aug. 27, 2016, on Northeast Park Drive.

    The street will close between 25th Avenue Northeast and 30th Avenue Northeast from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Highlands Day is noon-4 p.m. The superhero-themed ce...Read on...


    Transportation

    4 Stories
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    November Ballot: Traffic Improvement Projects

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund local projects at:

  • East Sunset Way
  • Newport Way - 54th Street to State Route 900
  • Newport Way - Maple Street to Sunset Way
  • Providence Point Signalization
  • Vo...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2016

    Next Steps: East Sunset Way

    We're working with the community to help determine the design concept for East Sunset Way.

    This November, Issaquah voters will decide on a traffic improvement bond measure that would fund several local projects, including enhancements to East Sunset Wa...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    Apply Now: Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel

    Sound Transit is seeking volunteers to serve on the Citizen Oversight Panel representing East King County — including Issaquah — North King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County.

    Created in 1997, the Citizen Oversight Panel independently monitor...Read on...

    Posted on: August 1, 2016

    Salmon Friendly Trips: Monthly 25 Win $25

    Salmon Friendly Trips is Issaquah's portal to regional ridematching and incentives. Each month, 25 lucky winners traveling to or from Issaquah earn a $25 REI gift card just for taking Salmon Friendly Trips!

    Log eight days of non-drive-alone travel (ca...Read on...