Log Boom Park beach reopens
Log Boom Park reopened to the public on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The park has been closed since last summer as renovations were completed on the 1.5-acre Log Boom Park Waterfront Access & Viewing Project.
The project was approved by voters through the 2016 Walkways and Waterways bond measure, which aims to improve waterfront access to Lake Washington while restoring native vegetation for wildlife habitat.
The 3.9 acre Log Boom park features a range of new amenities including a new sandy beach and lake access area, water access for hand-powered watercraft, a picnic shelter, a boat rental building, public artworks including the signature “Flume” sculpture by Jennifer Dixon. A local concessionaire, WhatsSup Stand Up Paddle and Surf, will also be on site this summer renting hand-powered watercraft such as kayaks and paddleboards.
"We are thrilled to be re-opening this beloved park for everyone to enjoy this summer and for many years to come," said Kenmore Mayor Nigel Herbig. "Residents and visitors to Kenmore will have a much-improved experience when they dip their toes in the sand, launch their kayak, or take in a sunset. I am especially proud of the planning and care taken to preserve, protect and restore the natural habitat along Kenmore's shoreline."
The community is invited to celebrate the completion of this project at a formal Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 9, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The invitation and additional information can be found here.
Work on Squire’s Landing Park (renamed ƛ' a x̌w a d i s) continues
With most underground utility work almost complete, work progresses above ground. Visual changes will be more apparent throughout the site, such as the boardwalk being installed with support piles cut to size, frames and grating added. The restroom building will be delivered for installation this month. Next month, the bridges will arrive to cross Swamp Creek and the lagoon.
Source: Kenmore June 2022 E-News and City of Kenmore press release