September 22, 2015
NEW — 4:41 p.m. Sept. 22, 2015
Hoping to close a $75,000 funding gap, the city parks and recreation department has set up a Go Fund Me page to support the proposed new Issaquah Skate Park.
After a couple of months of discussion and some enthusiastic support from different parts of the community, the Issaquah City Council voted in April to pursue funding for a 10,500-square-foot skateboard park with a price tag now set at $500,000.
Eastside Baby Corner hosts sixth annual Pants Party to help send local children back to school prepared
August 31, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015
Eastside Baby Corner will hold its sixth annual Pants Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the organization’s Issaquah hub, 1510 N.W. Maple St.
The event, held each year as children return to school, is part collection drive, part family-fun carnival. Attendees are asked to bring in a donation of new or gently used children’s pants (size NB to 14). In return, they are invited to stay for entertainment, food, games, giveaways and more.
Pants are the focus of the event because they are one of the items children need most when they head back to school. They are also an item EBC has a difficult time keeping in stock. This year, EBC hopes to collect 4,500 pairs of pants at the Pants Party.
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.
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
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
August 5, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.