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Project introduction

The City of Kirkland is designing a project to better manage stormwater in the Totem Lake/Juanita Creek basin. At the same time, the City is planning investments into the park's ballfields.

Illustrated map displaying the existing design of 132nd Square Park
Existing design of 132nd Square Park

Latest news

Upcoming meetings

Community Open House

March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: (13220 NE 132nd St., Kirkland) We’ll share early concepts for the park projects and ask you to share what’s important to you about 132nd Square Park. Your feedback will help inform a 132nd Square Park master plan, which will establish the community vision for the park. City staff will be available for questions.

2019-03-26 18:00:00 2019-03-26 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles 132nd Square Park Community Open House We’ll share early concepts for the park projects an dask you to share what’s important to you about 132nd Square Park. Your feedback will help inform a 132nd Square Park master plan, which will establish the community vision for the park. City staff will be available for questions. 13220 NE 132nd St., Kirkland City of Kirkland cknight@kirklandwa.gov

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About the project

Overview

The City of Kirkland is designing 132nd Square Park to better manage stormwater in the Totem Lake and Juanita Creek basin. At the same time, the City will be reviewing the existing park facilities and planning for park improvements.

Empty existing playground structure on a sunny day at 132nd Square Park
Existing playground at 132nd Square Park

Why is this project necessary?

Heavy rains and snowmelt can overwhelm the Totem Lake and Juanita Basin drainage system. This can cause flooding in the streets, sidewalks, and homes. The 132nd Square stormwater project aims to reduce the amount of stormwater that flows into Totem Lake, and filter out many of the pollutants that drain with it.

What needs coordinating?

In a coordinated effort, the City’s Department of Parks and Community Services will be reviewing the existing park facilities and planning for park improvements.

Park layout

Illustration of current 132nd Square Park layout showing restrooms and parking, fields, playgrounds, a reservable picnic area and shelter, pathways, and trees
Current layout at 132nd Square Park
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Project schedule

February – March 2019

Geotechnical Investigation & Survey

March – October 2019

Park Improvement Plan

April – July 2019

Preliminary Design

June – November 2019

Environmental Review

September 2019 – February 2020

Final Design

Spring 2020

Construction Begins

Stormwater

Why Basin-Scale Retrofits?

Kirkland's leaders want to be sure they are investing taxpayers' stormwater dollars in the projects that will do the most good. One basin-scale retrofit can be more cost-effective to build than 10 smaller faciltiies.

Stormwater quality retrofit design concept

Aerial map displaying the proposed design for the stormwater quality retrofit—including an underground water quality treatment vault and infiltration area—and improvements to the playgrounds, baseball diamond, pathways, and parking lot. at 132nd Square Park.
Proposed design for the stormwater quality retrofit and other facility improvements at 132nd Square Park
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Stormwater Retrofit Options

The stormwater solution for 132nd Square Park will likely include pipes, vaults and infiltration facilities. To build this system, the City of Kirkland will have to strip 132nd Square Park's soccer field of its grass and dig down at least another 10 to 15 feet. In some areas the infiltration trench could be 30 feet deep.

Park Investments

The stormwater project will require contracted crews to dig up at least one of the park's ball fields, which provides an opportunity for the City of Kirkland to improve the ballfields with synthetic turf and overhead lighting. Later, the city will engage with the community in a Park Master Planning process to ensure any improvements align with the city and community’s values and desires for the park. Kirkland’s leaders will continue to ask residents, business-operators and stakeholders for their feedback throughout the process as the City develops a plan to address park uses, potential effects, and additional park facilities.

Kirkland is just beginning the design process. Members of its staff and City Council want to hear how Kirkland's residents use the park and what additional activites or facilities they would like to see.

What’s happening?

Where are we now?

Stormwater:

The City is gathering data to better understand the park's current conditions.

Park Investments & Master Plan:

The City will be asking the public for input throughout the process as its staff considers how residents would like to use the park, and what park facilities could enhance their experience. 

How can you help?

  • We want to know how the community currently uses the park and what their aspirations are for the park?
  • What are concerns, values, or issues residents would like to highlight?

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What's next

Upcoming meeting

Community Open House
March 26, 6-8 p.m.
Location: 13220 NE 132nd St., Kirkland

Technical Work

More technical work will take place over the next several months in preparation for the 132nd Square Park Stormwater Retrofit Facility Project. We will send notifications and update this site to keep residents informed.

Briefings & Living Room meetings

The City will be in the community asking for feedback and engaging with stakeholders. Stay tuned for more information.

What’s already taken place?

  • Land survey
  • Soil testing
  • Evergreen Hill Neighborhood Association meeting (3/20)

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Thank you for your interest and feedback! Please check back regularly for updates.

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