City plans to build new Confluence Park for salmon as well as humans

July 9, 2015

While it might have made great farmland in its day, the property that now makes up Confluence Park does not, in its present condition, make for very good parkland or, probably more importantly, a very good habitat for local salmon.

The first step toward changing that is removal of 8,000 cubic feet of soil that fills what used to be part of the flood plain for Issaquah Creek, said Kerry Ritland, surface water manager for the city.

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Confluence Parks Area is ready for unveiling

August 20, 2013

Come to the Confluence Parks Area, 695 Rainier Blvd. N., from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 28 to celebrate the community’s newest park.

The city will provide hot dogs, pie and ice cream. There will be inflatable games for young attendees and live music for the adults.

The Confluence Parks Area is the “crown jewel in the city of Issaquah parks system,” according to a press release. It has three contiguous parks, Tollë Anderson, Cybil-Madeline and Issaquah Creek. The land encompasses 15.5 acres at the confluence of Issaquah Creek’s main stem and East Fork.

The new park includes interconnecting trails, a meadow, play areas, a restroom facility and, as its centerpiece, a picnic structure designed to evoke the land’s roots as the Anderson Farm.

Use the hashtag #bbquah during the event to share your stories and photos. Learn more about the park at the project website,


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