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Beaver Lake Preserve Improvements

Parks and Recreation

Project Manager

Shelby Perrault
(425) 295 0589
View of Beaver Lake through the trees on a leaf-covered, stone-bordered trail at Beaver Lake Park.

Phase IIA Improvements Completed

Phase II A trail improvements were completed in September 2017 and consist of additional trails to the north of West Beaver Lake Drive SE to close an existing trail loop as well as trail extensions to the lake, south of West Beaver Lake Drive SE. Other improvements consist of restoration to the picnic meadow, picnic tables, and a few viewing platforms/overlooks as well as habitat enhancement. Wayfinding signage will be installed in the future to help navigate through the trails in the preserve.

Project Background

Beaver Lake Preserve consists of 76 acres northeast of Beaver Lake Park. The property is split in two by West Beaver Lake Drive SE. 

Beaver Lake Preserve was purchased in 2002 through a Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) grant. In 2007, an additional 17 acres of property was purchased from the Kipper family, which was also partially funded by an RCO grant. The Kipper property connects Beaver Lake Preserve to Soaring Eagle Park and was a critical acquisition to ensure connectivity between our natural resources.

The Beaver Lake Preserve Master Plan envisioned the implementation of the design to occur in three phases. Phase I was completed in 2008 and included the first set of trails (approximately 1.35 miles), a ten (10) car gravel parking lot and other amenities such as a trailhead kiosk, a portable restroom with enclosure and park signage.

In the summer of 2012, a new stream bridge was built across a small stream that runs perpendicular to existing trails on the Steve and Rosina Kipper Preserve purchased by the City in 2007 to connect Beaver Lake Preserve to Soaring Eagle Park. 


Management Plan June to October 2005
Phase I Parking Lot Design, Permitting, Construction Documents February to June 2006
Phase I Parking Lot Construction September 2006 to July 2007
Phase IIA Design and Permitting August 2015 to March 2016
Phase IIA Volunteer work parties, trail construction April 2016 to September 2017
Dirt trail in Beaver Lake Park lined with ferns and moss-covered trees