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Arts & Culture

4 Stories
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Mural Project: Casting Call for Portraits

Join a mural project that is taking place in downtown Issaquah! The mural will be a representation and celebration of Issaquah's diversity. Anyone ages 5-100 is invited to a casting call for the mural's portrait models. The casting will be held from 2-...Read on...
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Chalk Art Festival: Create Artwork from the Ground Up

Create artwork from the ground up at our Chalk Art Festival. Each summer, artists of all ages come to create chalk artwork on the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center during the annual event. The free festival is from noon-5 p.m. July 24, 20...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Shakespeare on the Green: See Classic Plays for Free

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor productions of classic plays performed in parks throughout the Puget Sound region.
Issaquah's 2018 season Shakespeare on the Green kicks off with "King Lear" a...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Calling All Artists: Utility Box Wraps

Help brighten Issaquah's streetscapes!

In 2015, the City of Issaquah Arts Commission started a traffic utility box wrap program as part of its public art program.
Using original artwork by local artists, 10 traffic signal boxes were wrapped throughout Is...Read on...


Business

2 Stories
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Workshops: Small Business Finance

Ready to take your business to the next level? Need capital to help your firm grow? Join Startup 425 for its inaugural series of small business finance workshops! These in-depth, interactive workshops are designed to help accelerate your business&rs...Read on...
Posted on: June 30, 2018

Apply Now: Destination Marketing Organization Board

Issaquah is forming "Visit Issaquah" – a destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting tourism in the region – and is searching for members of its first Board of Directors.

This newly-formed ent...Read on...


City Hall

1 Story
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Election 2018: City Hall Ballot Drop Box Opens July 19

Starting July 19, 2018, voters can return their ballots at the King County Elections ballot drop box outside Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way. The ballot drop box will remain open 24 hours a day until 8 p.m. Aug. 7 — the date of the primar...Read on...

Community

7 Stories
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Birding Walk at Lake Sammamish State Park

Join the Eastside Audubon society from 6:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3 for a birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park led by Sharon Aagaard and Stan Wood. The park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats in varied ecosystems. Birds commonly seen include c...Read on...
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Volunteers Needed: Lake Sammamish State Park

Do you like being outside? Do you like teaching others?  Discover how you can join staff at Lake Sammamish State Park to educate visiting youth and families about the cultural and natural importance of the park! No experience needed. Learn more...Read on...
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Parkadilly: Free Fun and Music at Lake Sammamish

You're invited to celebrate summer at the Parkadilly at Lake Sammamish — kids concerts, fair activities and fun at the state park! Parkadilly, hosted by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22, 2018, at Lake Sammamish S...Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Gas Station Blues: Free Performances Return

See talented blues acts for free as the Downtown Issaquah Association and the Washington Blues Society host the Gas Station Blues series. The free, all-ages shows come to the historic Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays from Ju...Read on...
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Student Videos: "Influence the Choice" on Alcohol, Drugs

Local middle- and high-school students are helping their friends resist alcohol and drug temptations by competing in the "Influence the Choice" video contest.

The sixth-annual contest invited students to create short video commercials telling the...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

All Aboard! Issaquah Valley Trolley Returns

You're invited to ride the rails through Olde Town as the Issaquah Valley Trolley resumes summer operations May 12, 2018. The trolley runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends through Sept. 30, weather permitting. The route gives passengers a sense of what it was li...Read on...
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Cheers! Downtown Wine and Art Walk Series Returns

Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine and Art Walk Series.  The annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month from March to September — March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2 and Sept. 8, 2018. Enjoy li...Read on...

Development

4 Stories
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Inneswood: Temporary Gate to Be Removed

In late July 2018, a temporary chain gate will be removed at the intersection of Northwest Inneswood Place and 10th Place Northwest (see map).

The gate was initially placed to mitigate the construction impacts of new homes, which are now substan...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2018

Update: Parcel 9 in Talus

Starting in late November 2015, movement was detected in the Parcel 9 hillside. With safety as the top priority, immediate and ongoing mitigation measures have been taken.   The City of Issaquah recently filed a $2.88 million claim against the pr...Read on...
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Update: Talus Development Agreement

During its June 4 meeting (see video), the City Council voted to end the Talus Development Agreement, as well as adopt replacement regulations, which will go into effect June 13, 2018. Both Talus and Issaquah Highlands had contracts (called development a...Read on...
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Update: Construction Starts on Riva Townhomes

Crews will start preparing the site for Riva Townhomes – including the removal of some trees on private property and City right-of-way – on May 24, 2018.

The project is located at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest ...Read on...


Emergency Preparedness

1 Story
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Safety Tips: Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

With hot, dry conditions continuing in our forecast for the coming days, take precautions to keep yourself and others safe. To find relief from high temperatures, public health officials recommend visiting air-conditioned areas, such as libraries, movie ...Read on...

Home

6 Stories
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Safety Tips: Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

With hot, dry conditions continuing in our forecast for the coming days, take precautions to keep yourself and others safe. To find relief from high temperatures, public health officials recommend visiting air-conditioned areas, such as libraries, movie ...Read on...
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 10, 2018. Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier Bl...Read on...
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Survey: Transportation Options for Talus, Squak

Do you live or work in Issaquah’s Squak Mountain or Talus communities?  If so, Metro wants to know what you think about proposed transportation services for getting around Issaquah! Metro is partnering with the City of Issaquah to brin...Read on...
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Join Us: Celebrate National Night Out in Issaquah

You're invited as the Issaquah Police Department hosts a National Night Out celebration! Celebrate with free food, music and activities from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2018, at Issaquah City Hall and Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way. Or, invite our officers t...Read on...
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Now Open: Portion of Pickering Trail

Pickering Trail – from Fourth Avenue Northwest (near the Post Office and Issaquah Medical Building) to Pickering Barn – is now open!  A large portion of the trail is now repaved, and lighting was added to new sections that wi...Read on...
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Update: Talus Development Agreement

During its June 4 meeting (see video), the City Council voted to end the Talus Development Agreement, as well as adopt replacement regulations, which will go into effect June 13, 2018. Both Talus and Issaquah Highlands had contracts (called development a...Read on...

Newport Way Northwest

2 Stories
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Traffic Alert: Gateway Roundabout Construction

Starting June 11, drivers along Newport Way Northwest should expect delays as construction begins on a new roundabout at 2290 Newport Way N.W. Expect one-way alternating traffic from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. weekdays while crews complete the initial utility w...Read on...
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Update: Construction Starts on Riva Townhomes

Crews will start preparing the site for Riva Townhomes – including the removal of some trees on private property and City right-of-way – on May 24, 2018.
The project is located at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Oakcrest Dr...
Read on...


Parks & Recreation

7 Stories
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Soak Up Some Fun: Beat the Heat Splash Day

Soak up some fun Aug. 1, 2018, at our Beat the Heat Splash Day — a summertime tradition! The event starts at 1 p.m. with a water carnival at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. You'll get wet through games, activities and more. ...Read on...
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Concerts on the Green: Get Ready to Rock

Concerts on the Green, Issaquah's summertime tradition, return for the season July 10, 2018. Every summer, Concerts on the Green present free, family-friendly concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier Bl...Read on...
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Crews to Replace Community Center Flooring

The City is replacing a majority of the Community Center’s aging flooring this fall. Many of programmed spaces – including the gym, track, fitness area – still have the original flooring from when the Community Center opened...Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Updated Schedule: Play Bounce & Jam: Free Family Events

Join us for music, fun and laughs for children of all ages at Play Bounce & Jam. PB&J events start at 11 a.m. on the Issaquah Community Center Green, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Arrive early to stake out a spot and enjoy a picnic lunch. **PLEASE NOTE ...Read on...
Posted on: July 5, 2018

July Swim Lessons: Private and Semi-Private Available

Limited private and semi-private swimming lessons available in the mornings and evenings of July 9th-20. Please call the Julius Boehm Pool at 425-837-3350 to register.

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summer Hours: Toddler Time

Join us this summer for Toddler Time!

Issaquah offers an indoor playground at our Community Center with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and plenty of active toys to discover! Parents are responsible for their own child. This summer, Toddler Times are 8 a.m....Read on...
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Get Outside: Explore Washington State Parks for Free

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2018.

Washington State Parks offers several "free days" when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Following are the 2018 State Parks free days:

  • Jan. 1 — First Day H...
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Police

2 Stories
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Join Us: Celebrate National Night Out in Issaquah

You're invited as the Issaquah Police Department hosts a National Night Out celebration! Celebrate with free food, music and activities from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 7, 2018, at Issaquah City Hall and Police Department, 130 E. Sunset Way. Or, invite our officers t...Read on...
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police Conduct Parking Enforcement Emphasis

Following numerous concerns from the community about abandoned vehicles – as well as improper or illegal parking – Issaquah Police will be conducting a parking enforcement emphasis throughout the City.   Officers will be issui...Read on...

Senior Services

1 Story
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Senior Center: July Newsletter is Here!

The Issaquah Senior Center's July newsletter is here! Things at the Issaquah Senior Center are as busy as ever with activities, workshops, trips and classes. We welcome back Mayor Pauly on July 10 and we have a special Indian Classical Dance performance ...Read on...

South Cove/Greenwood Point

2 Stories
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Join Us: Open House on South Cove Projects

Join us from 6-7:30 p.m. July 26 at Blackberry Park, 4436 192nd Place S.E., for hot dogs and conversation about the City's upcoming projects that will improve infrastructure in the South Cove and Greenwood Point neighborhoods. Learn more about the City's...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Crews to Reline Sewer Mains This Summer

Crews will start relining 50-year-old sewer mains in portions of South Cove starting July 23.

The work area is located between 188th Avenue Southeast and Lake Sammamish, as well as 189th Place Southeast and Southeast 46th Street (see ma...Read on...


Southeast 62nd Street

1 Story
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Now Open: Portion of Pickering Trail

Pickering Trail – from Fourth Avenue Northwest (near the Post Office and Issaquah Medical Building) to Pickering Barn – is now open!  A large portion of the trail is now repaved, and lighting was added to new sections that wi...Read on...

Sustainability

4 Stories
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Survey: Transportation Options for Talus, Squak

Do you live or work in Issaquah’s Squak Mountain or Talus communities?  If so, Metro wants to know what you think about proposed transportation services for getting around Issaquah! Metro is partnering with the City of Issaquah to brin...Read on...
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Request for Applications: Donated Solar Photovoltaic System

The City of Issaquah, in collaboration with Spark Northwest, is seeking applications from qualified community organizations that would like to receive a donated solar photovoltaic system installed at their facility as part of the Solarize Issaquah Campaig...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2018

Solarize Issaquah: Free Solar Workshops

The City of Issaquah is launching a Solarize Campaign and we invite you to be a part of it!  Solarize Issaquah is a collaborative effort of the City of Issaquah, the nonprofit Spark Northwest and community volunteers designed to bring solar ener...Read on...
Posted on: July 3, 2018

Outdoor Water Tips: Use Water Wisely All Summer

Summer is finally here — and the weather is getting hotter! On average, outdoor water use accounts for more than 30 percent of total household water use, and as much as 50 percent of that water is lost due to wind, evaporation and runoff caused ...Read on...


Traffic Alerts

3 Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Traffic Alert: Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road

Drivers should expect delays on Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road – near the intersection of Southeast Black Nugget Road – from July 5-20 while crews work on the Sunrise Senior Living project. At least one lane in each direction will ...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Traffic Alert: Gateway Roundabout Construction

Starting June 11, drivers along Newport Way Northwest should expect delays as construction begins on a new roundabout at 2290 Newport Way N.W. Expect one-way alternating traffic from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. weekdays while crews complete the initial utility w...Read on...
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Traffic Alert: Eastbound I-90 between Issaquah and North Bend

More than 15 miles of cracked and damaged concrete on Interstate 90 between Issaquah and North Bend will soon be repaired as crews begin work on a new, two-year project. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractor crews from Acme Con...Read on...

Transportation

1 Story
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Survey: Transportation Options for Talus, Squak

Do you live or work in Issaquah’s Squak Mountain or Talus communities?  If so, Metro wants to know what you think about proposed transportation services for getting around Issaquah! Metro is partnering with the City of Issaquah to brin...Read on...