September 22, 2015
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.
September 13, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 13, 2015
Issaquah’s first ever skate competition and pro demo, featuring skateboard clinics and contests, is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Issaquah Skate Park, next to the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
Register online for the free, all-ages event at www.issaquahwa.gov/register. A helmet and waiver are required to skate.
The event, organized by Skate Issaquah and the Issaquah Drug Free Community Coalition and hosted by the city of Issaquah, supports construction of a new Issaquah Skate Park.
July 23, 2015
“Learn from this
Something has to change”
First displayed at a memorial held last year, a white cross bore dozens of handwritten messages, including the one above, memorializing 18-year-old Kevin Velasco.
July 21, 2015
May 6, 2015
Persons unknown stole a blanket and cell phone chargers, total value $160, from a car parked April 25 in the 100 block of Southeast Bush Street.
Stereo equipment valued at $300 was taken April 25 from a pickup parked in the 300 block of Northeast Birch Street.
Police said a computer and a briefcase were among the items stolen from a car parked April 27 in the 1000 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The suspects apparently broke a window to gain access to the car. Including the window, the total loss was estimated at $1,400.
A computer valued at $500 was stolen from a pickup parked April 29 in the 400 block of Mount Kenya Drive Southwest.
April 21, 2015
Backers of a larger footprint for a new Issaquah skate park moved one step closer to their goal April 14.
Following a presentation by Seattle park designer Grindline Skateparks Inc., the Issaquah City Council’s Services and Safety Committee unanimously sent to the rest of council a recommendation that the city try for a King County recreation grant to gain another $75,000 toward the $486,075 estimate for the larger park.
April 21, 2015
NEW — 12:13 p.m. April 21, 2015
While the last word still has yet to be decided, the Issaquah City Council on April 20 agreed unanimously to pursue funding for a 10,000-square-foot skateboard park with a price tag of approximately $486,075.
Council authorized city staff members to pursue a $75,000 King County grant to help pay for the park. At the suggestion of Councilman Tola Marts, the city also will seek other means to close the funding gap for the skate park.
With available dollars currently sitting at $350,000, if the city earns the county money and gains the necessary matching funds, Issaquah still would be about $52,000 short. Council President Paul Winterstein said the public might be asked to close the gap.
March 3, 2015
March 16 may be a big day for supporters of a larger footprint for the proposed new Issaquah Skate Park.
Four supporters met Feb. 27 with Mayor Fred Butler, who promised he would bring the issue before the City Council at what will be its second meeting of March.
February 24, 2015
Supporters of a bigger footprint for the proposed new Issaquah skate park have taken their case to the Internet and hope to take it directly to Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler.
As of Feb. 23, backers had 1,272 names on an electronic petition supporting the larger skate park, resident and park enthusiast Theresa Stoppard said.