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 Road.
All programs are free. A Discover Pass is required to park.
10-11 a.m. Thursdays, June 30-Aug. 25
Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents will enjoy a Mini Rangers program — a time when adults and preschoolers will explore nature together. Peters plans stories, puppets and more. No sign-up is necessary.
3-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 25-Sept. 3
Bring your kids ages 6 to 10 for Junior Ranger nature programs at the Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Explore the wild and wonderful world of nature right at Lake Sammamish State Park! Junior Ranger programs include nature walks, environmental games and activities, and nature crafts. Be prepared to get dirty and have fun while learning about the plants, animals, insects, amphibians and birds that live in the park. Parents are welcome to accompany their children and participate. For the safety and well-being of the children, parents need to be in the area and accessible during the program.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, June 25-Sept. 4
Explore the Nature Nook at Sunset Beach Bathhouse. Let nature surprise you as you see nests and skulls, feathers and tracks and other bits of nature up close. Nature Nook is not a structured program; participants come as go as they please.
Sunday Nature Fun Day
2-3 p.m. Sundays, June 26-Sept. 4
Join Peters for outdoor fun in nature for all ages, including nature games, exploration and discoveries in some of the wilder places of the park. Old clothes and walking shoes recommended.
Wednesday Walk ‘n’ Talk
Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, June 29-Sept. 28
Spending even a few minutes in nature helps reduce stress and increase productivity. Spend your lunch hour walking and enjoying nature. Meet at the Rotunda Shelter area, and enjoy bird sounds, eagles flying, flowers blooming and wildlife sightings. Join Peters for a nature-filled break as you wander off the beaten path and tune into the natural world.