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.
August 20, 2013
The city has opened registration for a new afternoon preschool class during the 2013-2014 school year.
The class is open to 3-year-olds, and takes place at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. The class will be from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The school year begins Sept. 5.
July 23, 2013
Issaquah is about to get a bit more colorful, thanks to the annual Chalk Art Festival.
This year, the festival, sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission, will hit the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center on July 30. From noon to 5 p.m., anyone can show up and create some art.
According to Amy Dukes, the arts coordinator for the commission, most of the participants are elementary school age, although kids and adults of all skill levels come out to draw. Many are there just to doodle, while some come with a fully formed idea in mind, complete with sketches and outlines.
March 26, 2013
Elementary school girls can express their glamorous side at the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board’s Glitz & Glam night from 6-9 p.m. May 17 at the Issaquah Community Center.
Girls in kindergarten through third grade can spend the night doing hair, makeup and crafts.
Registration fee is $20. Learn more at https://iplay.issaquahwa.gov/Start/start.asp, or call 837-3300.
February 5, 2013
The Issaquah Community Center will host the 2013 Special Olympics King County Regional basketball tournament beginning with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Feb. 10.
Games tip off at 8:30 a.m., with matches taking place at the Issaquah Community Center, Issaquah High School, Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary School.