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Parks and Recreation



The Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department provides opportunities to safely play, gather, and learn at public parks, park facilities, and natural areas, as well as through recreational classes, activities, and events. The Parks and Recreation Department provides these opportunities through responsible resource management and environmental stewardship in an effort to build and enhance the Sammamish community for all.

eCityGov Alliance Member

As a member of eCityGov Alliance, the Sammamish Parks and Recreational department has assisted in creating an online searchable database of parks and recreational program offered throughout nine eastside cities. MyParksandRecreation.com contains information about over 3,000 recreation programs and 300 parks all on one convenient website.

Parks & Recreation Commission

City Council advisory group on issues relating to the delivery of parks and recreation services to the citizens of Sammamish.

Sammamish Youth Board

Made up of local middle and high school students the SYB’s mission is to unite youth, adults and government to form a relationship that promotes equality and mutual respect, as well as to create integral activities that lead to a stronger community.

Park, Recreation & Open Space Plan

Adopted by City Council in December 2004, this plan amends the city’s Comprehensive Plan and lays out a vision for the city’s parks and recreation systems and policies. We are currently in the process of updating this plan.

Trail, Bikeway & Paths Master Plan

This comprehensive planning document addresses a 20-year vision for development of recreational trails and non-motorized transportation facilities within the city. The dual focus on recreational trails and public right-of-way non-motorized facilities is an intentional effort to create a well-integrated system for pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians, and other trail users in the city.

Staff Contact

NameTitlePhone
Tonya Allen Operations and Maintenance Worker(425) 952-2115
Sevda Baran Park Project Manager(425) 295-0553
Martin Bohanan Operations and Maintenance Lead(425) 952-2117
Jessi Bon Parks Director(425) 295-0580
Kyle Endelman Infrastructure Maintenance Manager(425) 952-2116
Linda Frkuska Parks and Recreation Deputy Director(425) 295-0586
Lynne Handlos Recreation Coordinator(425) 295-0584
Will Hart Operations and Maintenance Worker(425) 952-2115
Kellye Hilde Park Project Manager(425) 295-0582
Janie Jackson Administrative Assistant - Parks & Recreation(425) 295-0585
Mike Keller Parks Resource Supervisor(425) 952-2122
Anjali Myer Park Project Manager(425) 295-0581
Joanna Puthoff Facility Coordinator(425) 295-0588
Dawn Sanders Volunteer Coordinator(425) 295-0556