Skate park location could be decided at March 24 meeting

March 18, 2014

After two public meetings, the Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department has narrowed the number of possible sites for a new skate park.

“It’s down to four that we’re considering now,” Parks & Recreation Manager Brian Berntsen said.

The locations are Veterans’ Memorial Field, Gibson Park, Central Park and Tibbetts Valley Park, near the Issaquah Transit Center.

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Council authorizes $350,000 for skate park relocation

September 8, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 8, 2013

Plans to relocate the skate park are moving quickly as the Issaquah City Council approved $350,000 for the cause last week.

Concerns over drug usage and delinquent behavior in the past few years have led community groups and the council to push for building a new skate park in a safer area.

During the Sept. 3 regular meeting, a 6-1 vote committed to include the project in the 2014 preliminary budget, directing the administration to fund it. If approved in the budgeting process, money would go to construction of a new skate park on a yet-to-be-determined site as well as repurposing the current one.

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