East Lake Sammamish Trail-Phase 4 Construction

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

Redevelopment included improvements to the former railroad bank between SE 43rd Way (Issaquah/Sammamish city limits) and SE 33rd Street. The project included removal of the existing gravel trail and construction of approximately 1.2 miles of 12-foot-wide paved trail with gravel shoulders, concrete driveway crossings, and improved sight lines. Other items of work completed include erosion control, grading, structural earth walls, fencing, stormwater conveyance system, signage, traffic control, trail amenity items, landscaping, wetland mitigation and construction of a plaza. Construction on this segment is currently complete, and the trail is open for use. Trail construction began January 2017 and was completed on January 17, 2018.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,980,000.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1514

Location Details

From I-90, take Exit 15; follow 17th Avenue to the East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE and turn left. The trail site may be accessed from multiple intersections (SE 33rd St., SE 39th St., 205th Avenue SE and East Lake Sammamish Shore Ln.). The ELST South Sammamish A segment is located along the east side of Lake Sammamish between the lake and East Lake Sammamish Parkway from approximately SE 33rd to SE 43rd in the city of Sammamish.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.