August 2018 eNews

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City of Kenmore August 2018 eNews

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Head out to Rhododendron Park this Saturday, August 11th for Kenmore Play Day, a city-wide event that recognizes the importance of play in keeping children and families active and healthy. There will be obstacle courses, kite making, a scavenger hunt, crafts, healthy snacks and more! Details at

August 13 - Next Nature Walk 

If you enjoy nature, join one of our free guided nature walks through Wallace Swamp Creek Park. On the second Monday of each month now through October, a volunteer parks steward will host 2 hour-long tour exploring two miles of paved and primitive trails through the 25-acre park. Tours start at 9am at the kiosk near the parking lot, 19851 73rd Ave NE. More at

WSCP walks

August 13 - City Council To Receive Lakepointe Project Update

City Council will receive an update on Lakepointe during an August 13th meeting starting at 6pm.  They will not be taking any action, just learning more about a financial feasibility study that was just completed. There will be time for public comments.  If you aren’t familiar with Lakepointe, it is 50+ acres on the Lake Washington peninsula southwest of the SR 522/68th Ave NE intersection.  As the last undeveloped land on Lake Washington, Lakepointe offers a valuable opportunity for redevelopment and economic growth.  It is envisioned to be a vibrant mixed-use waterfront village, bringing commercial space, retail, housing, more public access to the water, as well as a variety of other public amenities to Kenmore. The community has already expressed their desire to see open space, public parks, and even more access to the waterfront. Check here for more information and attend or watch the meeting if you can!  

August 22 - Black Panther @ The Square 

Only one summer movie left!  See the popular Black Panther movie on a large inflatable screen outdoors at Kenmore Town Square, 6728 N 181st Street. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. Activities will start at 8pm and check here for details.





Join us for our annual  block party to celebrate the Kenmore community and the City's 20th anniversary! We will have musical guests, family-friendly activities, beer garden, food trucks, giveaways and more! NE 181 St between 67th and 68th Avenues NE will be closed to traffic between 1:45 pm - 9pm. More info at

September 8 - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

If you do not feel prepared for the next major disaster, then this class is for you!  Northshore Emergency Management Coalition's FREE workshop covers basic preparedness topics like: Emergency Kits, Communications, Water Supply & much more.  Space is limited.

At Northshore Fire Department, 7220 NE 181st St from 9am to 1pm.  Feel free to share the flyer. To register, contact Carl Lunak, Emergency Manager,, 425-354-1744.

Emergency Workshop

September 15 - Next Coffee with Council

City Council invites all community members and businesses to Coffee with Council on Sat, September 15th at 8am at the Hangar, 6728 NE 181st Street. Come and get to know your City Council! Please note, Council typically does not host coffees during the month of August and will not meet on Labor Day. Follow for updates.

City Surface Water Fees to Increase

To manage our man-made and natural surface water systems, each parcel in our city is charged an annual service charge fee. Residential parcels are all charged the same flat fee, currently $167.40, shown on your property tax bill. Non-residential parcel fees vary and are currently based on their amount of impervious surface (areas where water cannot enter back into the ground).

Staff is conducting a comprehensive study to determine how our fee methodology might need to change.  We expect fees will change and increase in 2019. Interested in learning more? Contact Richard Sawyer,, 425-984-6153.

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