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Bike Park

Overview
As part of the Issaquah Highlands development, the developer, Port Blakely, donated funds for the construction of an introductory skills bike park at Central Park.
 
Central Park's site development plan identifies a limited area for this amenity located near fields 3 and 4 under the BPA power lines and just north of the Central Park - Falls Drive trail. 
 
The City is partnering with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to help make this long awaited amenity a reality in 2020. As the local experts in mountain bike facilities, they are providing their design expertise for this introductory skill building bike park at Central Park.
 
Community Design

Three concepts were presented to the community in the form of an online survey (open 8/23/18 – 9/14/18) and at a public meeting (8/28/18) held at Blakely Hall. Both efforts generated valuable input and feedback that was used to create a preliminary design for the bike park.

This preliminary design is a “hybrid” of the three concepts and implements your ideas.

Comments on the revised plan were taken through November 7th, 2018.

Next Steps
As part of our 2019 funding strategy for the construction of the bike skills park, we were seeking grant funding from a King County Youth and Amateur Sports grant.  We recently received news that we will not be awarded 2019 grant funds for this project.  Given the large number of applications submitted, they (King County Parks staff) had to make some tough decisions.  We were strongly encouraged to re-submit an application for the project next year.  With this news, we will be postponing construction of the Bike Park to next year, 2020.

Although we are disappointed with this news, we remain committed to the bike skills project and plan to continue working with our partner, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to finalize design, permitting and other preparations this year, so that we are best prepared to construct once full funding for the project is in place.  We will keep you posted as we seek the full funding for this project and complete preparations to get this done in 2020. If you are interested in being on our bike park communications list, please email Jennifer Fink, Park Planner and Project Administrator.


Issaquah Contacts
Jennifer Fink
Park Planner & Project Administrator
425-837-3322