Nov. 11 - Playground Fundraising Update - 80% of the way there!


Nov. 11 - We are 80% of the way there! But don't stop giving! Thanks to the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce for helping to publicize the fabulous new all-access playground project with their fundraiser.. And thanks to Rowley Properties for recent significant gifts as well. But don't stop!

That final 20% is needed. Please send your tax-deductible check to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park, P. O. Box 605, Issaquah, WA 98027

Private gifts of $1000 or more will receive their name inscribed on a boulder. All private gifts are matched dollar for dollar by private donor.

Businesses are encouraged to donate. Sponsorship opportunities exist. Contact us at

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Oct 22 - 3:30 p.m. - Sunset Meet and Greet at the Beautiful Lake Sammamish Bathhouse

Come join us for appetizers, wine and music and learn how to be part of something extraordinary - the new all-access playground to be built in 2016 near the beautiful new Sunset Beach Bathhouse.

Many of you may not realize that Lake Sammamish State Park has been annexed in to the City of Issaquah as of this February.  While it remains a state park, becoming part of Issaquah’s official footprint means we get to embrace it as our waterfront, invest in it, have a say in what transpires at the park and to help keep it safe for all users.  Very few communities have such a waterfront treasure and beautiful park asset as Lake Sammamish.

For this reason, the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the public to get involved and help make a difference now, and well into the future. Support Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park as they spearhead the fund drive for the $250,000 to add to the $750,000 the State has already committed for this best-in-state playground.

Typically, the Chamber does not engage in such fundraising initiatives, but in this instance, it’s so important we felt we couldn’t sit idle on the sidelines and not help.  The Chamber is pleased to support a meet and greet/fundraiser on Thursday October 22nd from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the new Lake Sammamish State Park bathhouse to support the construction of a new playground structure this coming spring, 2016.

A $1000 donation will have your name placed on a boulder containing names of special donors. Donations may be sent to FLSSP (Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park), P. O. Box 605, Issaquah, WA 98027.

Thank you!