State Park’s future depends on state budget

State Park’s future depends on state budget

Like all state parks, Lake Sammamish needs future capital funding to continue improvements for visitors. In the last three years, the Sunset Beach area has received most of the improvements. First came the boardwalk and the new bathhouse, then the all-access playground, followed by the renovated Sunset Beach. Next year the boating/fishing docks will be added, leaving only the picnic area to be renovated. The 2018-19 capital budget request from Washington State Parks includes $3.5 million for the project. Three new picnic shelters would be built and new lawns would be planted and irrigated. Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park encourages everyone to let their legislators know how important it is that Washington State Parks gets its requested operating funds and Lake Sammamish State Park gets its capital budget request for Sunset Beach picnic area. Please send them a quick email — it’s time for their...

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Parkadilly on July 23 Now Accepting Vendors and Sponsors

Parkadilly on July 23 Now Accepting Vendors and Sponsors

Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish, kids’ concert, fair & fun returns Sunday, July 23 for its second year. The Eastside’s premiere children’s fair had more than 2,000 attendees last summer. With the new playground and a renovated Sunset Beach, we expect an even bigger crowd this year. And that means more activities for all! Title sponsor Virginia Mason Issaquah was first to step forward for 2017. Bright Horizons preschool is a presenting sponsor. Co-sponsors include Highlands Kids Dentistry, The Grange, Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites and the Issaquah Arts Commission. Only a few more sponsors will be accepted. Vendor applications for booths are now being accepted. Just 30 vendors representing children’s activities, education and services will be considered, in addition to healthy-option concessionaires. For more information, contact operations@flssp.org. All proceeds from Parkadilly will benefit future park...

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Get Outdoors Expo on June 10! A FREE event!

Get Outdoors Expo on June 10! A FREE event!

Come learn about dozens of ways to explore the outdoors with a wide variety of organizations exhibiting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 10. Music, food, hikes, kayaking demonstrations and more. This event is part of National Get Outdoors Day and the parking fee is waived! No Discover Pass required. Brought to you by Washington State Parks Foundation, Washington State Parks and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

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2017 Free Days at the Park – no pass required

2017 Free Days at the Park – no pass required

Although the Discover Pass at $30/year for unlimited entry into ALL Washington State Parks for 12 months from purchase date is the best entertainment bargain in the state, sometimes it’s fun to have a free day for those who don’t know about our state park treasures! Lots of free days left in 2017 – make your plans now! April 15 and 22 June 3 and June 10 August 28 September 30 November 11 and 24...

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Free Beach Bag with new $50 Membership

Free Beach Bag with new $50 Membership

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park invites you to become part of all the new things happening at the park. Join at the $50 level and receive a beautiful beach tote just in time for summer. We invite your participation in events, restoration, board service or sharing your great ideas! Reach out to director@flssp.org to plug in. Follow the “Join Us” link on the website.

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