State asks Issaquah to annex Lake Sammamish State Park

March 9, 2014

By Staff

NEW — 5:15 p.m. March 9, 2014

Lake Sammamish State Park might drop the state from its name.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Director Don Hoch asked in a March 4 letter that Issaquah officials consider authorizing filing an annexation petition toward the state park.

The City Council’s Land and Shore Committee will take up the discussion in its March 11 meeting as a part of its docket of proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments.

Should the full council decided to file an annexation petition, state law requires at least one public hearing before the council could choose to draft and pass an ordinance to have the city assume ownership of the 512-acre park.

The committee will hold the public meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way.

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2 Responses to “State asks Issaquah to annex Lake Sammamish State Park”

  1. Tom on March 9th, 2014 6:25 pm

    What are the details of the offer? If this is no longer a State Park, how is it to be maintained and what are the future obligations to the City of Issaquah? Will the City of Issaquah residents now have to float a bond or levy to fund upkeep and development of “Lake Sammamish Park”? There is no way the park facilities will be able to generate anywhere close to the income to be self sustaining.

  2. KEN SESSLER on March 9th, 2014 7:30 pm

    If Issaquah annexes the state park, will Issaquah taxpayers be required to pay a fee to access the park?

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