August 26, 2014
Arena Sports, the parent company that purchased the Sammamish Club, is changing the name to Issaquah Fitness.
The name change, official Sept. 1, is to alleviate confusion about where the club is.
“When the Sammamish Club was originally started, the city of Sammamish did not exist,” Ramon Velasquez, general manager the club, said in a news release. “The club actually resides in the city of Issaquah not Sammamish. We are proud to announce that we will be changing our name to Issaquah Fitness to better reflect our location and our purpose.”
The club is at 2115 N.W. Poplar Way. Call 313-3131.
May 27, 2014
It may be too late to sign up a new team, but the invitation remains open to the public to join in on all the fun at the annual Relay For Life this Memorial Day weekend.
Mayor Fred Butler will kick off the event at noon May 31, setting in motion 767 participants on 93 teams circling the track at Issaquah High School, raising funds for cancer research.
“We have passed our goal of 90 teams and are well on our way to our goal of raising $300,000 for the American Cancer Society,” said event chairwoman Stacy Strickland. “We are currently pacing ahead of this time last year, so we are confident that our Issaquah community will help us reach our goal.”
February 6, 2013
NEW — 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013
Change is coming to the Sammamish Club fitness and tennis facility at the base of Cougar Mountain.
Seattle-based Arena Sports intends to purchase the property. Plans call for the company upgrade the pool and fitness areas, and convert the tennis courts into a soccer field and indoor inflatable playground.
Arena Sports also operates facilities at Seattle’s Magnuson Park, South Seattle and Redmond.
The closing date for the Sammamish Club property is set for March 1.
The property consists of adjoining structures — a 24,000-square-foot indoor tennis facility built in 1978 and a 24,148-square-foot fitness facility built in 1999 — on 4.46 acres visible from Interstate 90 and Newport Way Northwest.
August 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
A Los Angeles-based commercial real estate company plans to auction the Sammamish Club fitness and tennis facility at the base of Cougar Mountain next month.
CBRE Auction Services is putting the property up for auction July 26. The opening bid for the Sammamish Club is $2.5 million and bidders must put down a $150,000 deposit.
The property consists of adjoining structures — a 24,000-square-foot indoor tennis facility built in 1978 and a 48,148-square-foot fitness facility built in 1999 — on 4.46 acres visible from Interstate 90 and Newport Way Northwest.
The land is inside the area targeted for long-term redevelopment in the Central Issaquah Plan, a sweeping proposal to transform the area into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use neighborhood. The seller touted the redevelopment opportunity in information about the auction.
The fitness facility includes a 25-yard enclosed swimming pool, spa and massage facilities, aerobic and training studios, and other amenities.
August 25, 2009
Issaquah pool operators are working on changes to make your swimming experience safer.
A federal law that was supposed to be implemented by December has pool operators rethinking safety and investing in new equipment. But the road to implementation has been anything but smooth.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Act was passed by Congress in December 2007 after the 2002 drowning of Virginia Graeme Baker, 7, granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker III.
The act is designed to prevent drowning caused by entrapment in pools and hot tubs.
Pool operators in the Issaquah area are hiring engineers to evaluate systems, purchasing drain covers that meet standards, and even tearing up pools and re-installing systems to ensure compliance. Read more