Issaquah’s boundaries will soon expand to include Lake Sammamish State Park.
In a unanimous decision Dec. 15, 2014, the Issaquah City Council annexed the park into Issaquah.
The park will continue to be owned and managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Annexation will mean enhanced police service for the park, better coordination of long-range planning and streamlined permitting for park projects. The annexation will take effect on Feb. 1, 2015.
The annexation area includes 380 acres in the park and boat launch area. Smaller portions of the park, including the Hans Jensen area, are already within City limits.