Sammamish Landing Project Updates:
Phase II Improvements (Construction to begin soon!):
Phase II improvements consist of adding a parking lot on City-owned parcels east of the Parkway, a designated crosswalk on East Lake Sammamish Parkway (ELSP) and an accessible (ADA) ramp leading from ELSP to Sammamish Landing Park. Council has awarded construction to Pellco Construction, Inc. Construction is anticipated to start the second week of August, 2014 and be completed January 2015. The design and construction of the restroom building is anticipated for next year (2015).
Access to Sammamish Landing Park: Street parking and a path to the park will remain through Labor Day, September 1. The King County trail remains closed for construction.
Phase I Improvements:
The construction of the first phase of improvements were completed in 2013. Click here to see a video of the beach party held for the grand opening in July 2013.
The first phase was 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.
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.
Access to the Park:
Come visit the park. The park is located at 4607 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Parking is available on the Parkway in designated areas. Please follow the signs.
The site can also be accessed via the King County East Lake Sammamish Trail. For more details on how to get to the trail, please access King County's website. However, improvements are currently being made to the trail and it will remain closed until the Spring of 2015.
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.