State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to develop a 1.25-mile accessible loop trail near Issaquah Creek in Lake Sammamish State Park. The project will include a new bridge over Issaquah Creek and shorter bridges over two of the park’s drainage ditches. The trail will be crushed rock, except where it crosses through wetlands, where it will be boardwalk. This project is being done in conjunction with a stream restoration project led by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and it will also include decommissioning some trail sections that are too close to the creek, including one that washed out. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is walking.