Welcome to Issaquah

New to Town

Issaquah is a wonderful community to work in! Nicknamed Trailhead City and centered within the Issaquah Alps (a name given to the grouping of Grand Ridge along Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains), Issaquah is a destination for countless outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers and paragliders.

In town, Issaquah features a Saturday farmers market from May-Sept., a nationally-recognized theater, a summer Concerts on the Green series, seasonal ArtWalk, and so many more activities.

In addition, the historic salmon hatchery and Cougar Mountain Zoological Park attract regional visitors.

Every October, more than 150,000 people also visit Issaquah for the annual Salmon Days.

Make Plans

Looking for ideas on things to do in the local area? The Washington State Tourism Board has you covered with a series of day trips!  

Getting Around

  1. Bicycling

On our Issaquah streets, you can find many different kinds of bicycle infrastructure, all of which are aimed towards helping people who ride bikes to get around our city safely and efficiently.

Learn more about being a cyclist in Issaquah.

  1. Public Transit
  1. Trails

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to give back to your new community? Issaquah has numerous non-profits and organizations whose goal is to improve our City and the lives of those living and working here.

Green Issaquah

The Green Issaquah Partnership is a collaborative effort between the City of Issaquah, Forterra, community groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and hundreds of volunteers to restore and maintain our forested parks and open spaces.

Interested in taking part? Learn more here.

Human Services

Our Human Services team works with numerous non-profits in our area to improve the lives of those in our region. Browse our list of non-profits by category to find an organization you want to learn more about and see if they have any volunteer openings for you to make a difference in.