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.
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.
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.
End of July
Sport court resurfacing and closure.
August 2, 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.
End of Sept. 2022
Construction completion and park is reopened for public use.
We have held two neighborhood meetings and workshops. Here's a recap: