South Fork Landing – Master Planning Fall 2019
The Cascade Golf Course property located at 14319 436th Avenue SE off exit 32, offers tremendous potential for a public park, both for active and passive recreational uses. It includes 28 acres of open space as well as buildings that currently house a General Store and a Pro Shop. The District intends to use recently passed Capital Bond proceeds for this land acquisition as it closely matches the community’s open space needs identified in the District’s Comprehensive Plan. Public master planning process of the future park will start in the summer of 2019. The public is invited and encouraged to provide input during the master planning process. This is an exciting opportunity to bring forth ideas for desired recreational uses and see your Capital Bond dollars at work. The property is suitable for variety of recreational activities from disc golf to camping, river access and more.
Snoqualmie Valley Trail Connectors – Completion summer 2019
Two recently completed trail connections from Snoqualmie Valley Trail to Meadowbrook Farm and Tollgate Farm Park greatly improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, eliminating the need to travel along the busy SR-202. The gravel surface trails meander through lush meadows with expansive views of the surrounding Cascade Mountains and provide new loop options for residents and visitors alike. These projects were a collaborative effort between Si View Metro Parks, City of North Bend, and Meadowbrook Farm Association, with financial support from King County Parks. Join us on Friday June 28, 5pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Meadowbrook Trail, followed by a 3-mile community walk around Tollgate Farm Park. Refreshments will be available at the finish line at Meadowbrook Farm. Click here for event details and walking route map.
Tollgate Farmhouse Interior Rehabilitation Project – Construction in 2019
Tollgate Farmhouse Interior will be rehabilitated for community use for educational programming and events. This project was awarded $270,000 in grant funding through the Washington State Heritage Capital Projects fund. The design phase has been completed with construction planned for 2019.
Tollgate Farm Park Fields Rehabilitation – In Progress
The central meadow near the playground is undergoing a maintenance project to support more use. The fields will be leveled and reseeded with natural grass to provide a more level surface area that is safer to use and can be utilized for additional passive and active recreation uses. The open fields will be ready for informal use next Summer and sports play Fall 2020. The multi-use fields can accommodate two full size cricket fields with alternate use as soccer fields suitable for both youth and adult use. This project is funded through a $250,000 grant award through the competitive Youth and Amateur Sports Grant program managed by King County Parks.
Torguson Bike Park Lighting
The 35,000 square foot bike park located at Torguson Park has become the high-point for all levels of bike riders both locally and regionally. Riders have been spotted on the jumps in rain or shine, during early morning hours and at dusk. Both experienced and novice riders are sharing the space with huge smiles, building new friendships and an active biking community. Volunteers contribute time regularly to maintaining and grooming the track, ensuring it is always ready for play.
We are thrilled to begin the construction of phase II of the bike park project which will illuminate the track area. Lighting was one of most requested items during the public bike park planning process in 2016. Illuminating the track during the shorter daylight hours of the year will increase the usability of the pump track and offer a safe, accessible, outdoor recreation activity for youth year round. Due to cost constraints, lighting was not installed during the original park construction in 2017, although preliminary groundwork to support a phased in approach was completed. This project construction is expected to get under way Fall 2019.
Torguson Skate Park Renovation – Design in 2019
The skate facility at Torguson Park will see a much needed renovation project. Grindline, a Seattle company that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of cast in place concrete skateparks, has developed a preliminary design based on the public input received. The proposed design includes elements for all skill levels as well as a central gathering area. This project is funded through the District's capital bond. Tentative timeline for this project is to have design completed by fall 2019, and break ground on the project early in 2020.
Aquatics Feasibility Study – In Progress
A feasibility study is currently under way to explore options for expansion of the existing aquatics facility or development of a new facility. Final report is expected summer 2019. For more information about this project, visit New Aquatics Center Planning page.