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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Shakespeare on the Green: See Classic Plays for Free

During the summer months Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classic plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.

The 2016 season starts in Issaquah with Shakespeare on the Green, and a production of "Hamlet...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Summer Reading Program: Free Fun for All Ages

King County Library System's great tradition of the annual Summer Reading Program continues for readers for all ages!

In addition to great books, find a schedule of fun programs for kids, teens and adults. From a foam sword party and reading relay to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

You're Invited: ArtWalk Returns to Historic Downtown

ArtWalk kicks off on July 8, 2016, for a 15th season!

The popular event, organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association, offers visitors a chance to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in historic downto...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Join the World's Largest Digital Book Club

You're invited to participate in the Big Library Read — the world's largest digital book club that connects millions of readers around the world with the same e-book at the same time through public libraries.

For a two-week period from June 23-July 7,...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

Play Bounce and Jam

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our new family outdoor concert series.

Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free!

PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m. on the Issa...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...


Community

8 Stories
Posted on: June 14, 2016

You're Invited: Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day

Celebrate Independence Day with local traditions — Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day!

Every summer, folks gather for free, old-fashioned fun. The festivities start at 11 a.m. July 4, 2016, in historic Olde Town Issaquah and continue until...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Shakespeare on the Green: See Classic Plays for Free

During the summer months Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classic plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.

The 2016 season starts in Issaquah with Shakespeare on the Green, and a production of "Hamlet...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

You're Invited: Eastside Fire & Rescue Community Meeting

Eastside Fire & Rescue — Issaquah's fire protection and emergency medical services agency — wants to provide the highest level of service possible to our community.

You're invited to share your feedback and ideas with the agency through a short survey ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Apply Now: Healthy Youth Initiative

Local middle and high school students can help prevent and reduce youth substance abuse; prevent youth suicide and support youth mental wellness; and help financially challenged youth and families as representatives to the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s He...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

You're Invited: ArtWalk Returns to Historic Downtown

ArtWalk kicks off on July 8, 2016, for a 15th season!

The popular event, organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association, offers visitors a chance to meet local business owners, enjoy live music, watch artists in action, shop and dine in historic downto...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Get Outside: 2016 State Parks Free Days

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2016.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

  • Aug. 25 — National Park Service's 100th birthday
  • Sept. 24...
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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


Development

2 Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Project Update: Overnight Water Main Work

Prepare for construction noise and a temporary change in water supply as water main work takes place the night of July 5, 2016.

Crews have been and will complete the water main connection work on Newport Way Northwest, near the intersection of Northwes...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Under Construction: Forest Heights

Overview
Crews are building 24 single-family homes on six acres located east of Talus. Another almost eight acres of land, located further east of the development, could also be developed in the future, but are not included in this current project.

Ne...
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Emergency Preparedness

1 Story
Posted on: June 20, 2016

Emergency Preparedness: Volunteer Honored for Service

Gov. Jay Inslee recently honored Issaquah volunteer Susan Waters for years of service to community emergency preparedness and response programs.

Waters plays a major role in helping advance the mission of the Issaquah Citizen Corps Council, particularl...Read on...


Front Street

1 Story
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Project Update: Changes to On-Street Parking

As work continues to enhance Front Street, changes to parking and sidewalks will start June 13, 2016.

While we will do our best to work with residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians, there will be some disruptions. Please note, businesses will re...Read on...


Home

6 Stories
Posted on: June 14, 2016

You're Invited: Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day

Celebrate Independence Day with local traditions — Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day!

Every summer, folks gather for free, old-fashioned fun. The festivities start at 11 a.m. July 4, 2016, in historic Olde Town Issaquah and continue until...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Fireworks Ban: Stay Safe on Independence Day

Stay safe on the Fourth of July — and remember the City of Issaquah's ban on the use and possession of all fireworks without a permit.

The ban encompasses all fireworks — including sparklers, cones, fountains and Roman candles.

Adopted in 1993,...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

City Starts Well 4 Water Filtration

Issaquah is now pumping from Well 4, thanks to a new filtration system that removes perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, from the water before it enters the City’s distribution system.

Test results from mid-June show the system is working – there were no detections of PFCs from Well 4.

Issaquah participates in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) unregulated monitoring program by performing additional tests on our drinking water.

During that testing, detections of PFCs, were found in Well 4, the City’s smallest well. In the winter of 2016, the City stopped running Well 4 until the filtration system was installed and tested.

Issaquah meets all standards set for safe drinking water.

Based on the latest science, the EPA recently released drinking water health advisories (which are not enforceable or regulated) on two PFCs, called PFOA and PFOS. Issaquah meets these advisories.

Meanwhile, more stringent testing has been conducted – even below levels defined by EPA as an actual detection – to better understand the potential sources of PFCs. All of Issaquah’s wells have tested below EPA’s detection threshold for PFCs.

Issaquah is also:

  • Working closely with the EPA and state Department of Health.
  • Continuing to test its water system.
  • Hiring independent experts, who are currently assessing the City's system and will recommend some potential next steps for the long term.

Learn more from our FAQs and test resultsRead on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Go Issaquah! Learn More About Projects

Learn more about a potential package of local transportation projects that could go to voters this fall.

Read on...
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Project Update: Changes to On-Street Parking

As work continues to enhance Front Street, changes to parking and sidewalks will start June 13, 2016.

While we will do our best to work with residents, businesses, drivers and pedestrians, there will be some disruptions. Please note, businesses will re...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...


Parks & Recreation

11 Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Meet Our New Parks and Recreation Director

Jeff Watling

Mayor Fred Butler announced today that he has chosen Jeff Watling as Issaquah's next parks and recreation director.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Jeff to Issaquah – otherwise known by our nickname, Trailhead City – where we are a regional destination for ou...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

Parkadilly: Free Fun and Music at Lake Sammamish

You're invited to celebrate summer at the first Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish — kids concerts, fair activities and fun at the state park!

Parkadilly, presented by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is noon-5 p.m. July 24, 2016, at Lake Sammamish Stat...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Share Your Input: Central Park Public Art

We're enhancing Central Park! Share your input about the public art concepts proposed for the project.

Read on...
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Register Now: Men's and Coed Softball Leagues

softball

Now is the time to dust off your cleats, grab some friends and hit the diamond for some slow-pitch softball fun!

Our Parks & Recreation Department offers both coed and men's leagues. Our next season starts in August.

The registration deadline is Jul...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

You're Invited: Free Lake Sammamish Summer Programs

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park offers free summer activities for visitors of all ages!

Wanda Peters, state parks interpretive specialist, has created an exciting line-up of special nature programs at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Project Update: Salmon Run Nature Park

To protect property from flooding and help salmon, restoration is happening at Salmon Run Nature Park.

Read on...
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Concerts

Play Bounce and Jam

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam — our new family outdoor concert series.

Pack your picnic and sunscreen to see family-friendly, top-notch performers for free!

PB&J concerts start at 11 a.m. on the Issa...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Register Now: Summer Swim Lessons

swim lessons

Registration is now open for summer swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool!

To sign up and learn more about our available programs, go to issaquahwa.gov/register. Register as soon as possible; our classes fill quickly!

All participants are required to ta...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 12, 2016.

Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier B...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Register Now: Youth Rugby Summer Camp

Atavus Rugby

Atavus Rugby's summer camp is for active children who want to try a fun new sport!

The summer camp provides kids with experience through a non-contact version that not only introduces them to rugby but also gives them skill sets that can be applied to...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Trunk 'N' Treasure: Reserve Your Space Now

If you're thinking of holding a summer garage sale, let us do the work for you instead!

Trunk 'N' Treasure, our annual community garage sale, returns to the Issaquah Community Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, 2016. The event is open to the public and...Read on...


Police

3 Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Fireworks Ban: Stay Safe on Independence Day

Stay safe on the Fourth of July — and remember the City of Issaquah's ban on the use and possession of all fireworks without a permit.

The ban encompasses all fireworks — including sparklers, cones, fountains and Roman candles.

Adopted in 1993,...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2016

National Night Out: Host a Party with Police

Mark your calendar: Issaquah's annual National Night Out celebration returns Aug. 2, 2016.

You’re invited to National Night Out at the Issaquah Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 5-8 p.m.

If you would like to host a party with police in your...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Apply Now: Citizens' Police Academy

Go behind the scenes with the Issaquah Police Department.

Meet the men and women who serve and protect you every day, ride along with a police officer and become a more informed citizen.

Starting in September, our police department will hold a free...Read on...


Regional Projects

1 Story
Posted on: June 23, 2016

ST3: Fall Ballot Includes Light Rail to Issaquah

The Sound Transit Board recently approved placing a ST3 measure on the November ballot that includes building light rail along Interstate 90 to Issaquah.

The 25-year plan also includes adding additional parking in Central Issaquah, along with other infrastructure enhancements. Riders could travel from downtown Bellevue to Central Issaquah in 17 minutes. Trains would run every six minutes in peak commute ho...Read on...


Senior Services

1 Story
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Share Your Input: Metro's Access Transportation

Share your input on Access Transportation, King County Metro Transit's ADA paratransit service.

Metro wants to involve customers in shaping the future of Access Transportation. Take the survey to share your input.

The survey is open until July 5, 20...Read on...


Special Event Permits

1 Story
Posted on: October 12, 2015

Special Event: Village Theatre

Prepare for street closures near Village Theatre through mid-2016.

First Place Northwest will close between Northwest Dogwood and Northwest Alder streets for truck loading. The closures will be from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2015, and Jan. 3, Feb. 28, A...Read on...


Sustainability

3 Stories
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Meet the Winner: Sustainability Poster Contest

sustainability poster contest winner

Congratulations, Carolina Dureas! The fifth-grader at Clark Elementary School is the Issaquah School District's 2016 sustainability poster contest winner.

Sponsored by the City of Issaquah and the Issaquah School District, the Sustainability Poster and...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Share Your Input: Metro's Access Transportation

Share your input on Access Transportation, King County Metro Transit's ADA paratransit service.

Metro wants to involve customers in shaping the future of Access Transportation. Take the survey to share your input.

The survey is open until July 5, 20...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...


Traffic Alerts

3 Stories
Posted on: June 27, 2016

Traffic Alert: Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day

Drivers: Prepare for street closures July 4, 2016, during Issaquah's Down Home 4th of July & Heritage Day.

Front Street North closes at 8:30 a.m. from Rainier Avenue North to East Sunset Way for the annual Kids 'N' Pets Parade.

The parade will proc...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Traffic Alert: Southeast 43rd Way

Drivers: Starting June 27, 2016, watch for crews along Southeast 43rd Way during water main work.

While two-way traffic will be maintained, traffic control will be in effect from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on westbound lanes and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on eastbound lanes.Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Traffic Alert: First Place Northwest

Prepare for street closures near Village Theatre through mid-2016.

First Place Northwest will close between Northwest Dogwood and Northwest Alder streets for truck loading. The closures will be from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2015, and Jan. 3, Feb. 28, A...Read on...


Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: June 28, 2016

Share Your Input: Metro's Access Transportation

Share your input on Access Transportation, King County Metro Transit's ADA paratransit service.

Metro wants to involve customers in shaping the future of Access Transportation. Take the survey to share your input.

The survey is open until July 5, 20...Read on...