March 30, 2010
The process to transfer the county-run Klahanie Park to Sammamish has slowed, as King County officials and the Issaquah Soccer Club discuss ways to keep the park open. Read more
March 2, 2010
Issaquah city officials called last week for decisions about adding Klahanie Park to the municipal parks system to be made alongside long-term growth agreements.
January 26, 2010
After a difficult year, Issaquah will enter the months ahead with a renewed focus on sustainability and technology, Mayor Ava Frisinger said in the State of the City address last week. Read more
November 3, 2009
Emily Baer saw a newspaper ad in search of unused soccer balls.
Perfect, the eighth-grader thought. Answering that call would more than satisfy a community service requirement.
She collected 36 balls from her neighborhood and figured she was done. Turns out she sold herself short. Way short.
“A couple months later, I was at it again,” Baer said. Read more
July 28, 2009
Since Issaquah Youth Lacrosse was founded in early 2004, teams have played on fields in Bellevue and Sammamish — but not in the organization’s namesake city. Read more
July 21, 2009
NEW — 6:05 p.m. July 21, 2009
Since Issaquah Youth Lacrosse was founded in early 2004, teams have played on fields in Bellevue and Sammamish — but not in the organization’s namesake city.
By next spring, however, founders Matthew Balkman and Scott Wiley could be scheduling games on new all-weather, lighted fields in the Issaquah Highlands.
City Council members approved a finance package to improve a pair of sports fields at Pad 3 in the highlands’ Central Park last night.
Balkman and Wiley asked council members to vote for the measure.
“We are part of the fastest-growing youth sport in America, and Issaquah has become a dominant force in that,” Balkman said. “We need fields.”
Lighted, all-weather fields for lacrosse and soccer leagues could materialize by spring 2010. Crews will replace soggy, grass fields with artificial turf and install sports lighting.
July 21, 2009
Dark, soggy, grass sports fields in the Issaquah Highlands could be replaced with all-weather turf and sports lighting, thanks to city park bond dollars and county and state grants. Read more
July 20, 2009
NEW — 10 a.m. July 20, 2009
Dark, soggy, grass sports fields in the Issaquah Highlands could be replaced with all-weather turf and sports lighting thanks to city park bond dollars and county and state grants.
City Council members will consider a finance package tonight to improve a pair of sports fields at Pad 3 in the highlands’ Central Park.
A bill headed to the council tonight asks officials to accept a $100,000 donation from the Issaquah Soccer Club to build a second lighted, artificial turf field at Central Park Pad 3. A $50,000 King County youth sports grant and a $500,000 state grant were also awarded to the project.
October 28, 2008
Parks bond, other sources will fund $1.6 million improvements
In an action sure to gladden Issaquah’s outdoor sports enthusiasts, the City Council on Oct. 20 gave the go-ahead for construction of an all-weather lighted sports field in the highlands.