Lake Wilderness Park Master Plan

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In 2007, the City Council approved a master plan for Lake Wilderness Park. The plan includes 10 separate blocks of
work geographically spread throughout the park. Each block of work was to be phased in over a 20-year period of time to allow adequate funding sources to be developed and secured, while not having to close the entire park to visitors for any extended period of time.

The goal of the master plan is to create a tool to guide the future of the Park beyond a design blueprint. It will ensure
that future projects undertaken, from capital improvements to on-going maintenance and operations will be a strategic part of making Lake Wilderness Park a more cohesive whole in keeping with the City's vision.

The final master plan for Lake Wilderness Park was created with input from a variety of people including a stakeholder group comprised of citizens representing a wide range of community interests. Input about the plan was gathered at two public workshops and at various public events held over several months.

In 2015, the City completed two improvements to aging infrastructure that were identified in the master plan; replacing
the swimming/fishing dock (originally built by King County in 1972) and making much needed parking improvements.

In 2017, the City Council has approved funding for playground equipment upgrades at the existing playground. Future
improvements to the park include replacement of the beach house/restroom building (also built by King County in 1972), with construction tentatively scheduled for late 2017 - mid 2018.

The Parks & Recreation Commission held an open house on July 26th to display its draft plan for the playground, and Commissioners will be displaying the plans again at two other dates to further gather public input, both will be held at
Lake Wilderness Park.

  • August 3rd at the Music In The Park concert from 6:30-8:00pm;
  • August 4th at the park playground from 11:00am-1:00pm & again from 5:00-7:00pm.

Please stop by our tent and give Commissioners your feedback about the plan and get your questions answered.

A graphic of the overall playground design, and age specific graphics of proposed individual elements can be found by clicking on the links below. Tell us what you think.

Lake Wilderness Playground Plan - Option #1 [PDF]
Lake Wilderness Playground Plan - Option #2 [PDF]
Lake Wilderness Playground Plan - Option #3 [PDF]
Additional Design Ideas for Children Ages 2-5 [PDF]
Additional Design Ideas for Children Ages 5-12 [PDF]

For more information, contact Greg Brown, Parks and Recreation Director at 425-432-9953, or email

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