On Oct. 17, 2022, via AB 8448, City Council authorized $3.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for civic park improvements at Veterans Memorial Consolidated Park - Pedestrian Park & Senior Center Plazas. Learn more about the Community Investment Strategy.
In 2019, work began on the Anchor Parks Project which sought to create new visions for Tibbetts Valley Park, Veterans Memorial Park and the Issaquah Creek Corridor. Preliminary concepts were created just prior to the pandemic in early 2020. In late 2021, conversations with the both Park Board and community focus groups, identified Veterans Memorial Park should be the first of the three parks to proceed with long-term visioning.
In summer 2022, City Council began conversations around the Community Investment strategy, and sought Park Board feedback on which parks to consider. On Oct. 17, 2022, via AB 8448, City Council authorized the following ARPA expenditures: $3.2 million funding towards Veterans Memorial Consolidated Park focusing on Pedestrian Park and the Senior Center Plaza, and $800,000 towards Confluence Park Ek House Shelter Improvements.
- Mar. 6-19, 2023: Online Survey (results of survey)
- Mar. 7, 2023: Open House
- Q2-Q3 2023: Final design, construction documents, and permitting
- Q4 2023: Advertise for construction bids & bid award
- Q1-Q4 2024: Construction
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