New names chosen for city parks and open space

January 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 29, 2015

New names are coming for some city parks and open space.

In 2013, a park-naming committee was formed to provide recommendations to the Issaquah Park Board. Following recommendations, the City Council authorized the new names in a unanimous decision Dec. 15.

Confluence Park, 655 Rainier Blvd. N., is the new name for the 15.5-acre property known as Confluence Area Parks on a temporary basis since opening in August 2013. Areas within it include Tolle Anderson Homestead, Cybil-Madeline Green and Margaret’s Meadow. That name honors the late Margaret Macleod, a longtime city parks planner and Issaquah resident who secured millions of dollars for land conservation, and trail and park projects throughout the region. Read more

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Issaquah-Sammamish Health Fair is Feb. 8

January 28, 2014

The annual Issaquah/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair returns to Pickering Barn (next to Costco) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, with free admission for all.

Overlake Hospital is offering $20 flu shots for the first 100 people.

Free health screenings will include blood pressure, glucose, skin cancer, posture and spinal analysis, orthotic evaluations and orthodontics. Wellness providers will be available to offer consultations on nutrition, weight loss, skin care, body shaping, hypnotherapy and counseling for a variety of issues. There will be free gifts and information to take home.

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State funds could help finish Confluence Park

January 28, 2014

Confluence Park may get a $2 million boost from the state Legislature.

After officially opening the park last July, Issaquah’s Parks & Recreation Department wasted no time in trying to fulfill its three-phase completion. To that end, the department submitted a capital budget request to the state Legislature.

Peter Clark Anne McGill, Parks & Recreation Department director, stands in the department’s storage facility. The area is planned to join Confluence Park, behind her.

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Anne McGill, Parks & Recreation Department director, stands in the department’s storage facility. The area is planned to join Confluence Park, behind her.

“It would pretty much cover all of our phases,” Parks & Recreation Department Director Anne McGill said of the petition asking for $2 million.

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