The Kenmore City Council invites citizens to Coffee with Council on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 a.m., and Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 7750 NE Bothell Way. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. Take advantage of this great opportunity and get to know your City Council.
Target Zero Outreach at Kenmore Park & Ride March 13
We will be back at the Kenmore Park & Ride to encourage commuter safety on Monday, March 13, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Stop by our Target Zero tent equipped with safety information and snacks.
Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward), which begins March 12, may cause changes in sleep patterns which can lead to an increase in accidents on the road. Our outreach efforts aim to increase awareness and encourage safe behavior while walking, biking, driving.
Enforcement, Education, and Engineering make up the City's Target Zero program which works to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2025.
Help Plant Trees along Swamp Creek to Enhance Salmon Habitat March 18
On Saturday, March 18, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., kids and adults will have the opportunity to team up with the Adopt A Stream Foundation, Sno-King Watershed Council, and the City of Kenmore to plant the last of the 1000+ trees and shrubs that will be used to restore the natural stream-side vegetation benefiting the salmon.
Volunteers will gather at the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center, 7353 NE 175th St., and walk along the shoreline to plant the trees. Attendees are highly advised to dress for the weather and waterproof footwear.
To celebrate Washington State Parks' 104th birthday, Sunday, March 19 will be a free day. Day-use visitors
will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. Free days apply only to day-use access by vehicle,
not overnight stays or rented facilities.
Kenmore, this means you can discover Saint Edward State Park for free, or visit the
neighboring Bridle Trails, and Lake Sammamish State Park.
Community Resource Day at Cascadia College March 31
Visit the Community Resource Day on Friday, March 31, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cascadia College to connect to essential services available in your community. This event is free and includes assistance with public housing, education, safety, transportation, food, employment, and more. The event will be held in Mobius Hall at Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell.
For the Love of Kenmore: To the Next Level! April 3
Peter Kageyama's visit in the spring of 2015 was a game changer. He taught us that we can actually fall in love with our city by going beyond the purely functional and by implementing ideas for beauty, art, and connecting people together. He taught us how to bring out the “co-creator” in all of us and generate emotional investments in our community through what Peter calls “love notes.” Since then, many love note projects have spawned throughout Kenmore, including block parties, art, beautification projects, and more. To reflect on
our accomplishments and take part of a second round of
inspiration, join us at this fun community workshop on Monday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall.
The City of Kenmore was recently awarded $500,000 by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. The City was nominated by Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Commerce based on the City's efforts to improve multi-modal transportation, adopt a Complete Streets approach to transportation development, and implement a Target Zero resolution. The amount of funding was determined by the City's highly-integrated policies and track record of complete street project design and development.
The award funds will be used for the City
match on the NE 202nd Street Sidewalks grant-funded project. This
will make funds available for other transportation projects.
Town Square (left) is open for viewing. Come check out Kenmore's new hangout spot! The fences were removed mid-February, allowing people to roam the space and peak inside the Hangar.
Curbing installations (right) have been made on 61st, 68th and 73rd Avenues NE between SR 522 and NE 181st Street. The curbing prevents left turns into and out of the driveways facing
these roadways, which increases safety for everyone using the road and sidewalks.