Big Rock Park opened to the public in October 2011. It represents the first phase of a large land donation from Mary Pigott, to the City of Sammamish. This donation will ultimately result in over 51 acres of new park land. The new park boasts many exciting features including trails, extensive wetlands, ponds, mature evergreen and deciduous trees and a massive boulder. While you're at the park you may catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife; ducks, woodpeckers, owls, frogs, blue herons and beaver.
Site A is the portion of the park that was opened to the public in October 2011. It fronts SE 8th Street and is a total of 15.9 acres. This property includes a 3,460 sf house, wetlands, pastures and over a mile of wooded trails. This parcel was donated in 2011 with an extensive trail system already in place. A large volunteer work party prepared the site for the opening by clearing brush back off the trails, surfacing the trails, installing privacy plantings and repairing fences and boardwalk. City Staff installed a new kiosk and pedestrian gate for access. Currently, parking is available for park users along SE 8th Street.
Site B will be transferred to the City over the next five years. This parcel totals 20.41 acres of variable terrain. Site B adjoins Site A at the south east property corner and contains a series of wetlands and ponds, wooded trails and pasture land. It is fully fenced and also has a residence and several out buildings.
is currently a private residence and is planned to be donated in the future; however, the timeline is currently unknown.
Park Master Plan:
The preferred alternative for the Big Rock Park Master Plan was developed after more than two years of public process, plan development and refinement. The final plan, adopted at the July 8, 2014 City Council meeting, highlights the natural beauty of the park while expanding opportunities for passive recreation and environmental and heritage education.