Issaquah’s Beat the Heat Splash Day / Aug. 1, 2012

August 7, 2012

Prepare to get drenched at Beat the Heat Splash Day

July 31, 2012

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is offering children 12 and younger a chance to cool off at this year’s Beat the Heat Splash Day on Aug. 1.

Children can expect to run through sprinklers, blow bubbles and get doused with water by an Eastside Fire & Rescue fire truck.

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August 17, 2011

Beat the Heat / Aug. 4, 2010

August 9, 2010

Go wet and wild Wednesday at Splash Day

August 2, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 2, 2010

Beat the heat — or, at least, cool down — Wednesday at the annual Beat the Heat Splash Day, a wet and wild water carnival for children ages 1-12.

Prepare to get soaked as a fire truck arrives to spray water on the crowd. Or run through sprinklers, blow bubbles and other activities at the city- and Eastside Fire & Rescue-sponsored event.

Splashes start at 1 p.m. on the lawn at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $2 per child.

Off The Press

January 26, 2010

Community center’s youth mentors shine

Greg Farrar Press photographer

There’s nothing like wading into the frenetic craziness of more than 500 newly minted teenagers at districtwide middle school dances, like the one held Friday night at the Issaquah Community Center.

Hundreds of gyrating, cheering, talking kids crowd the dance floor. Rock and pop music is being played loudly enough to bust an eardrum. Rainbow and mirrored disco balls and strobes turn the darkened floor into a spectacular light show for the students. Music videos by their favorite bands generate screams that remind an older generation of Beatlemania!

It presents a timely opportunity to express appreciation to the people with Parks and Recreation, who put on events all year. Wonderful folks like Cathy Jones, Stephanie Shimek, Brian Berntsen and Ross Hoover have been working with kids as long as or longer than I’ve been working at The Press. Read more

Come beat the heat with a dash and a splash

July 28, 2009

beatheat-kids-fun-20080806fThe annual Beat the Heat Splash Day is from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Parents and children are welcome to cool down on the front lawn of the community center, where a water carnival will be set up. Price is $2 per child, 12 and younger. Read more