Leaders needed for Lake Sammamish State Park group

February 5, 2013

By Staff

The effort to establish a community organization to support Lake Sammamish State Park is on the agenda for a Feb. 14 meeting hosted by the state parks agency.

The meeting is the latest step in a process to form a booster group for the cash-strapped park. The state parks agency initially needs to assemble a core group to take leadership roles and develop the group. Later, organizers plan to call for volunteers to join the planned community organization.

If you go

Lake Sammamish State Park meeting

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14
  • King County Library System Service Center
  • 960 Newport Way N.W.

The early process involves outlining a mission, determining what activities the group seeks to undertake and starting the process to establish a nonprofit organization.

The proposal to form a Lake Sammamish State Park community organization stems from a December open house focused on the park’s future.

The open house, hosted by the city and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, launched a discussion about future ventures at the state park. Options to improve the area could include a partnership among the state parks agency, city and a nonprofit organization.

The ideas discussed at the open house included a community organization similar to the Bridle Trails Park Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support the 482-acre state park in Kirkland.

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