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Public invited to discuss uses for King County’s Cougar/Squak Corridor Park

Summary

Help King County Parks determine future uses for the new Cougar/Squak Corridor Park by sharing your ideas at a May 27 public meeting in Issaquah.

Story

Come to a May 27 public meeting to learn about rsz_squak_mountain_2014King County’s Cougar/Squak Corridor Park near Issaquah, and share ideas for future uses and amenities in the park.

The meeting is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Issaquah Middle School commons, 400 2nd Ave. SE, Issaquah. King County Parks Division employees will provide information about the 730-acre park, and gather ideas from the community about uses and amenities at the park, which was recently expanded by more than 200 acres.

The meeting will include a short presentation about the park, plus an opportunity for community members to share their ideas about future uses and amenities. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, June 5.

Following the initial collection of ideas, King County Parks will host a second community meeting on June 17, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall.

Parks representatives at the meeting will present a summary of community input received, as well as draft recommendations for Cougar/Squak Corridor. Meeting participants will have an opportunity share their views on the draft recommendations and ask questions.

King County Parks will incorporate ideas gathered from the community into its site management guidelines that will shape public use and recreation opportunities at Cougar/Squak Corridor Park for the next decade. The park is set to open to public use on June 6.

For information about the meetings, or to provide input, please contact Kelly Heintz at 206-477-6478, or kelly.heintz@kingcounty.gov.

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About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.