July 15, 2014
For the third year in a row, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is running a program to help feed children during summer vacation.
Program Director Rebecca Rayner said the local organization wanted to give kids the meals often provided by the school system during most of the year.
“We just have to have school-aged kids to enter the program,” she said.
July 15, 2014
Randy Hansen brings his ongoing tribute to Jimi Hendrix to the Concerts on the Green stage July 22 at the Issaquah Community Center.
Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, come early to stake out your spot.
July 9, 2014
NEW — 6 p.m. July 9, 2014
The Seattle Shakespeare Co. kicks off its summer Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Series July 10 with “Julius Ceasar” at the Issaquah Community Center.
Wooden O, founded in 1994, started with annual summer Shakespeare performances at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Demand for the free summer Shakespeare performances grew, and over the years, park venues from Lynnwood to Auburn were added to the schedule.
July 4, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. July 4, 2014
The Julius Boehm Pool and Issaquah Community Center will be closed for the Independence Day holiday.
The pool, at 50 S.E. Clark St., reopens at noon July 5.
The community center, at 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will remain closed throughout the weekend and reopen at 5 a.m. July 7.
May 27, 2014
Issaquah’s new skate park will land in Tibbetts Valley Park.
After months of public meetings where the Parks Board and a citizens advisory group looked at eight possible locations for the future site, the City Council unanimously approved a triangular spot in Tibbetts Valley Park, adjacent to the west parking lot, during the May 19 regular meeting.
“The skate park started out as a real grassroots effort in 1995 and 1996,” Councilwoman Eileen Barber said. “They really petitioned the council and came to meeting after meeting, saying how important that a skateboard park would be to them. Unfortunately, over the years, even with increased police efforts, the secluded location of the park presented safety challenges and so the community desired a new skateboard park.”
March 25, 2014
NEW — 4:30 p.m. March 25, 2014
After considering the options and residents’ opinions from two public meetings, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Issaquah Skate Park recommended the construction of a new skate park in Tibbetts Valley Park during the regular Park Board meeting March 24.
The Park Board agreed and passed its recommendation to Mayor Fred Butler.
“This recommended site at Tibbetts Valley Park is an open grassy area, near the Park & Ride parking lot,” Parks & Recreation Department Director Anne McGill wrote in an email. “It has nothing on the site at this point, except grass, and it would not displace any other park amenity.”
February 16, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 16, 2014
In honor of the Presidents Day holiday Feb. 17, the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool will both be closed all day.
The community center will reopen at 5 a.m. Feb. 18. The pool will reopen at 8 a.m. Feb. 18.
January 14, 2014
The Issaquah Community Center will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Jan. 21.
The community center is at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
December 10, 2013
Children of all ages can now send their wish list, or even a wish for good tidings, to the North Pole from the Issaquah Community Center.
The mailbox for letters to Santa is located in the center’s lobby, 301 Rainier Blvd. N. The deadline to drop letters into the mailbox is Dec. 19.
Letter templates are also available next to the mailbox. Make sure you include a return mailing address so Santa can respond.
November 25, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the following city operations will be closed:
- Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St.; reopens at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 2.
- Community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.; reopens at 5 a.m. Dec. 2.
- All city offices; reopen Dec. 2.
- The city Planning Policy Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. is cancelled.