Parking and Preserve Access
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Lower Evans Creek Preserve Parking Lot and Trailhead
4001 224th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Directions: From Sahalee Way NE take a right on Hwy 202 (Redmond-Fall City Road). Go approximately 2 miles and take a right on 224th Ave NE/NE 34th Street. Go 500' and Evans Creek Preserve will be on your right.
Upper Evans Creek Preserve Parking Lot and Trailhead
3650 Sahalee Way NE
Sammamish, WA 98075
Directions: The Sahalee parking lot and trailhead is located across the street from NE Sammamish Park, north of the Sahalee Way NE and NE 36th Street intersection.
*The safest pedestrian route to the Sahalee parking lot coming from the west is to cross at NE 37th Way (traffic stop) and continue south to the parking lot staying within the shoulder
Dawn until Dusk
2.6 miles of hiking trails (easy - difficult)
Wildlife Viewing Areas
Taking the kiddo's to ECP? Be sure to bring along the Evans Creek Preserve Educational Flyer
Join the Washington Trails Association in April and help build trails out at Evans Creek Preserve. For more information and to register, please visit the WTA website at www.wta.org.
Opening in the fall of 2011, Evans Creek Preserve (ECP) is located in unincorporated King County on the city of Sammamish’s northern border. This undeveloped open space includes a segment of Evans Creek, large areas of wetlands, steep slopes, and open meadow areas. A diverse collection of wildlife calls ECP home, including deer, black bears, hawks, songbirds, and beavers.
The first phase of construction was completed in September 2011 and includes a 10-stall parking lot, tool shed for volunteer work parties, informational kiosks, park restrooms and over 2 miles of trails. A majority of the trails were built in partnership with the Washington Trail Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, enhance and promote hiking opportunities in Washington State through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance. In addition, members of the community, corporations, nonprofits, church and school groups volunteered and helped build the first phase of ECP. Get more information regarding phase I construction.
Starting in January 2013, park planning staff started working on phase II design which includes adding approximately 2 miles trails on the southern slopes of the Preserve. Construction of the new trails started in May 2014 and will be completed by the end of 2015. The parking lot and trailhead opened at end of August 2014 with parking stalls added, a new park kiosk, site furnishing, park entry signs and landscaping.
Goals and Benefits:
1. Protect, enhance and restore sensitive areas.
2. Protect soil stability onsite, surface waters from pollution and water quality of Evans Creek.
3. Plan for appropriate public access including recreational and educational opportunities.
1. Project SEPA
3. Construction NPDES
4. King County Clear and Grade
5. King County Building Permit
6. King County Department of Health
7. King County Demolition Permit
$850,000 in the City's 2011/2012 CIP Fund for Phase I design and construction.
$250,000 in the City's 2013/2014 CIP Fund for Phase II design and construction.
$25,000 in the City's 2015/2016 CIP Fund for Phase II trail construction.