Klahanie Park was built by a Homeowners Association and transferred to King County in 1994 following construction. The park was transferred to the City in January 2016 as part of the Klahanie annexation. The 64-acre park is comprised of natural turf fields including two multi-purpose sports fields, one ball field, and one cricket pitch. Additionally, the park features a small play structure, restrooms, parking, a segment of King County’s East Plateau Trail, natural areas and Queen’s Bog, which is one of roughly fifty bogs located in Washington State. Having been in use for nearly 25 years with only minor improvements, park features are nearing the end of their life cycle or are in need of repair. A master plan will be the City’s first attempt to look at potential improvements to this park in a comprehensive manner utilizing a process that provides involvement of the entire community. It will also enable the city to consider how a previous County park will best incorporate into Sammamish's overall park system.
Annual recreation events, such as Shakespeare in the Park and KidsFirst are held at Klahanie Park. Additionally, the City is responsible for field reservations for the two multi-purpose fields and ball field.
Components of a Master Plan:
A twelve to eighteen-month effort is anticipated for the master plan process with participation from the community at large, City staff, Parks & Recreation Commission, City Council, and community stakeholders. The master plan process consists of three phases as described below:
Phase 1 - Site Investigation and Analysis
Evaluate existing site conditions, identify sensitive areas, complete site studies, and develop an overall understanding of the site. During this initial phase, a survey will be developed and used to assist with the development of initial park concepts for public discussion.
Phase 2 - Park Program
Following survey development, the first public meeting will be held to present site analysis, initial survey results, and provide the Sammamish community an opportunity to share their hopes, dreams and concerns for the park.
Based upon the results of site analysis, City staff input, technical input and initial public input, a preliminary park design program will be developed that details proposed uses, design character and criteria.
Phase 3 - Master Plan Development
The remaining public engagement will take place during the third phase of the master plan process. Two to three Master Plan alternatives will be prepared, based upon the approved design program. This will include a narrative that summarizes the existing conditions, design alternatives, cost implications and regulatory criteria, and identifies issues which will require further study at the next stage of project development.
Based upon feedback from the community, Parks & Recreation Commission, and City Council, the alternatives will be revised in to one preferred Master Plan alternative with a preliminary cost estimate. The final deliverable will be a Master Plan Report, with final project drawings and narrative, project process, project phasing scenarios and phase costs.
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