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Help shape future look of King County’s new 730-acre Cougar/Squak Corridor Park

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Join King County Parks representatives June 17 in Issaquah to discuss potential uses and amenities at the recently opened Cougar/Squak Corridor Park.

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Learn about Cougar/Squak Corridor Park, hear draft recommendations for park uses and amenities, Cougar_Squak_Corridor_hikingand share your ideas about the park’s future at a June 17 public meeting, sponsored by King County Parks.

Set for 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Eagle Room at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, the meeting will include information from King County Parks Division representatives about the 730-acre park and draft recommendations about uses. At a community meeting in May, participants generated ideas for uses and amenities in the park, and the draft recommendations reflect that input. 

The upcoming meeting will include a short presentation and an opportunity for public comment. Written comments will be accepted until Friday June 26. For information about the meetings or to provide input, contact Kelly Heintz at 206-477-6478, or kelly.heintz@kingcounty.gov.

King County purchased 226 acres in the valley between Cougar and Squak mountains in 2014, with the help of The Trust for Public Land.

The new acreage was added to existing public lands and creates a new, 730-acre park that protects the headwaters of a salmon-bearing stream, and features lush forests, hiking trails and more.

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About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.