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Sammamish Landing

Project Updates:
The construction of the first phase of improvements is complete and the park is now open to the public! Click here to see a video of the beach party held for the grand opening earlier this year.



The first phase is a modest attempt to open the park to the public with minimal improvements. Proposed improvements consist of two picnic shelters, a trail head, improvements to existing trails and access to existing pocket beaches. Other amenities include a portable restroom with an enclosure, site furnishings and opportunities for art and interpretive experiences. The two existing docks have also been replaced with floating docks to accommodate seasonal water fluctuations and be available for year-round use.

Come visit the park. The park is located at 4607 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Access to the site is via the King County East Lake Sammamish Trail. For more details on how to get to the trail, please access King County's website.





Project Summary:

The Sammamish Landing is a 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shoreline of Lake Sammamish at the northwest corner of the City of Sammamish. It is the only stretch of land along the shoreline of Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within the City limits. King County property and the East Lake Sammamish multi-use trail bisect the project site.  The master plan (adopted in July 2010) was reviewed and coordinated with the County in an effort to incorporate the trail into the design and deliver a seamless experience to the park/trail user.

Goals and Benefits:
  • To provide public access to Lake Sammamish.
  • To enhance and protect the environmentally sensitive shoreline areas.  

Permits:
1.  Project SEPA
2.  Shoreline Substantial Development Permit
3.  King County Special Use Permit
4.  City of Sammamish - Clearing & Grading Permit
5.  City of Sammamish - Building Permit
6.  Washington department of Fish & Wildlife - Hydraulic Project Approval
7.  Department of  Ecology - Section 401 Water Quality Certification
8.  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Section 10

Budget:
$650,000 in the City's 2011/2012 CIP Fund for Phase I design and construction.

The Phase I development project was brought in-house as a cost savings measure.  Design and construction documents for the project, with the exception of the docks, were completed in-house by the parks planning team. Most of the project, with the exception of the picnic shelters and docks, has been constructed in-house by the city’s Operations and Maintenance crew.