Photos show inside of new Julius Boehm Pool

August 17, 2015

NEW — 1:12 p.m. Aug. 17, 2015

At the end of July, city officials said Issaquah’s Julius Boehm Pool would reopen Sept. 8.

“We really are putting on all the finishing touches,” said Ric Patterson, division manager for the Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department.

By Greg Farrar Among the obvious visual changes at the Julius Boehm Pool are the new pool deck walking surface around the pool, bright new pool liner under the water’s surface, and new ADA-compliant stepladder and mechanized chair entry hoist.

By Greg Farrar
Among the obvious visual changes at the Julius Boehm Pool are the new pool deck walking surface around the pool, bright new pool liner under the water’s surface, and new ADA-compliant stepladder and mechanized chair entry hoist.

Those finishing touches must have gone very quickly. Instead of Sept. 8, the city plans a grand reopening for the pool at noon Aug. 25. Read more

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Julius Boehm Pool to reopen early

August 13, 2015

NEW — 10:27 a.m. Aug. 13, 2015

The Julius Boehm Pool is ready for its debut.

After a nine-month closure for a vast remodeling project, the community pool will open earlier than anticipated on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The city will commemorate the grand reopening in style with a free community celebration starting at noon.

Attendees can munch on hot dogs, participate in games and activities, and take advantage of the free public swim until 5 p.m. Read more

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Issaquah Parks & Recreation Annual Chalk Art Festival

August 5, 2015

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Register now for summer gymnastic camps

June 17, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is offering signups now for its summer gymnastics camps, presented with Jet’s Gymnastics Express.

The camps help children learn gymnastics in a fun, playful environment while improving coordination and athletic ability.

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NBA star Jamal Crawford hosts skills camp

June 3, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford, a Rainier Beach High School alumnus, joins the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department to host Camp Crawsover from June 29 to July 1 at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

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Off The Press — Our website is your visual time machine

May 20, 2015

One of the biggest changes out of many here at The Issaquah Press since your friendly staff photographer signed on 18 years ago has been in how we make and use the images in our newspaper and on our website.

Greg Farrar Press photographer

Greg Farrar
Press photographer

What most may already know but gives me great pleasure to point out as a reminder is how many photo galleries you can browse through with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger at www.issaquahpress.com/category/photogallery and the other newspapers we publish — Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and Newcastle News.

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Parks and recreation hosts 360-degree virtual tour

April 28, 2015

Explore the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department’s event venues, and the amenities offered, with the new 360-degree virtual tours of Pickering Barn and Tibbetts Creek Manor.

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Calling all artists for pool renovation project

March 9, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. March 9, 2015

The Issaquah Arts Commission, in partnership with the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department, invites Washington artists to apply create original artwork as part of the Julius Boehm Pool renovation.

This request is for artist qualifications only. The selected artist will work with city officials to design artwork to be incorporated into the renovation project.

The artist will receive $30,000 for all phases of design, fabrication and installation (inclusive of all materials, travel expenses, insurance and tax).

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. March 18. Learn more at www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3276.

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Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

January 27, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department will celebrate the 15th year of its Father-Daughter Valentine Dance Feb. 7.

The annual ball for fathers and daughters in grades from one through five is from 7-9 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Come dressed casual or formal. Refreshments will be provided and photo packages are available.

Tickets are $20 per couple in advance or $40 at the door.

Register at http://bit.ly/1FAuwaS. Learn more by calling 837-3300.

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Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

January 22, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 22, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department will celebrate the 15th year of its Father-Daughter Valentine Dance Feb. 7.

The annual ball for fathers and daughters in grades from one through five is from 7-9 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Come dressed casual or formal. Refreshments will be provided and photo packages are available.

Tickets are $20 per couple in advance or $40 at the door.

Register at https://iplay.issaquahwa.gov/Start/Start.asp. Learn more by calling 837-3300.

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