The master plan process is now underway! The City recently finished the first round of public meetings and will be returning at the end of May to receive feedback from the community, City Council, and Parks & Recreation Commission on conceptual design alternatives.
We want to hear from you! The first survey is now closed, but there are still opportunities to participate. Please attend our second public meeting May 23, 2019 at City Hall to provide feedback on our preliminary concepts.
What is a Master Plan?
A master plan is a conceptual design that is used as a guiding document for implementing future improvements at a park. A master plan is a multi-step process that receives input and direction from the the public, City Council, and Parks & Recreation Commission. During the early stages of this process, long-term goals and objectives will be established to guide the development of design alternatives. Once design alternatives have been refined in to a final conceptual design, the next step is to determine a phasing and implementation schedule, based on recommended priorities from the public, City Council, and Parks & Recreation Commission. It is important to note that a master plan is conceptual and continues to be refined during the design phase, which can take several years to implement.
Klahanie Park was built by a Homeowners Association and transferred to King County in 1994 following construction. The park was transferred to the City in January 2016 as part of the Klahanie annexation. The 64-acre park is comprised of natural turf fields including two multi-purpose sports fields, one ball field, and one cricket pitch. Additionally, the park features a small play structure, restrooms, parking, a segment of King County’s East Plateau Regional Trail, natural areas and Queen’s Bog, which is one of roughly fifty bogs located in Washington State. Having been in use for nearly 25 years with only minor improvements, park features are nearing the end of their life cycle or are in need of major repair. A master plan will be the City’s first attempt to look at potential improvements to this park in a comprehensive manner utilizing a process that provides involvement of the entire community. It will also enable the city to consider how a previous County park will best incorporate into Sammamish's overall park system.
Annual recreation events, such as Shakespeare in the Park and KidsFirst are held at Klahanie Park. Additionally, the City is responsible for field reservations for the two multi-purpose fields and ball field.
A total of $250,000 is allocated in the 2018-2019 Parks Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget for the Klahanie Park Master Plan, which includes all planning and design costs.
Parks & Recreation