Blackberry Park Improvements

Aerial Rendering of Blackberry Park Design

Overview

Blackberry Park is located in the South Cove community of the South Lake Sammamish neighborhood. In late 2016, King County transferred this land into City ownership. While in King County ownership, this land sat as undeveloped park space. Park neighbors worked together and with King County to make the current park improvements which consist of a small playground, sport court and trellised sitting area.

Background

In 2017, the City met with the neighborhood to talk about the change in park ownership and learn from the neighborhood what they love about the park. At the meeting it was discussed that the current play structure is reaching the end of its useful life, and play area improvements are needed to meet City safety and access standards.

Next Steps

DateConstruction Schedule

Mid-May 2022

Blackberry removal. City crews will mow and begin initial removal of the invasive blackberries within the park. Additional blackberry removal will continue in the following weeks.

July 2022
Sport court resurfacing and closure.

Aug. 2022

Construction begins and park is closed for public use. Please note that these construction dates are subject to change due to weather and/or supply chain issues. We will keep you posted as best we can with any changes.

Nov. 2022

Construction completion and park is reopened for public use.

Prior Engagement

We have held two neighborhood meetings and workshops. Here's a recap: