August 7, 2012
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 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.
January 26, 2010
Community center’s youth mentors shine
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
July 28, 2009
The 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