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The Return of the Sammamish Valley Regional Park. Facilitating healthy lives through active recreation parks Offering alternatives to the proposed land swap Helping to find a solution where everyone benefits. Forward Thrust King County Sammamish Valley Regional Park in 1969.

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The return of the sammamish valley regional park

The Return of the Sammamish Valley Regional Park


The return of the sammamish valley regional park

  • Facilitating healthy lives through active recreation parks

  • Offering alternatives to the proposed land swap

  • Helping to find a solution where everyone benefits

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Forward thrust king county sammamish valley regional park in 1969

Forward Thrust King County Sammamish Valley Regional Park in 1969


Dismantling the park sixty acres west sold in 1986

Dismantling the Park – Sixty Acres West Sold in 1986

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Dismantling the park sixty acres south sold in 2006

Dismantling the Park – Sixty Acres South Sold in 2006

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Future sammamish valley regional park a trail and a leased property

Future Sammamish Valley Regional Park - a Trail and a Leased Property

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The big picture

The Big Picture

Muller

Parcel C

Muller Parcel B

Sammamish Valley Trail

City of Redmond Benaroya

Muller Parcel A

(Sixty Acres West)

Sixty Acres North

Sixty Acres South

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Current land swap scenario

Current Land Swap Scenario

Muller Parcels B and C to King County

Sixty Acres South to LWYSA

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Current situation

Current Situation

Sixty Acres South Users

  • Soaring Society premier site at risk

  • Organized recreation – quality and quantity – reduced

  • Unscheduled passive use at risk

    King County

  • Forward Thrust legal challenge

  • Surplus process legal challenge

  • LWYSA and KC: MOU at risk

    Lake Washington Youth Soccer

  • Long legal process & expense

  • Continuing service of Muller debt and operating distraction

  • Continued bad publicity as “soccer bullies”

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A proposal for a restored and expanded sammamish valley regional park

A Proposal for a Restored and Expanded Sammamish Valley Regional Park

King County

Technical College

Three Lighted Synthetic Fields

(16 Grass Field Equivalent Capacity)

King County?

King County

City of Redmond

King County

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Lighted synthetic vs grass field comparison

Lighted Synthetic vs Grass Field Comparison

  • Sixty Acres North Grass Field = 525 Playable Hours(5-month usage)

  • Sixty Acres South Grass Field = 346 Playable Hours(3-month usage due to other passive use)

  • LightedSynthetic Field = 3053 Playable Hours(12-month usage)

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Lighted synthetics solution three times better than grass field solution

Lighted Synthetics Solution Three Times Better than Grass Field Solution

7-Grass Field Solution:

  • Capacity = 6 fields*

  • Estimated Usage= 4 fields**

    3-Lighted Synthetic Fields Solution:

  • Capacity = 16.4 fields***

  • Estimated Usage (75% Capacity) = 12.3 fields

    Results:

  • Grass Fields yield 1/3 estimated usage of Lighted Synthetics

  • Potential additional income is $180,000 annually (billable at $50/hr)

    * Measured in net Sixty Acres North Grass Field equivalents

    ** Usage diminished from 5 months to 3 months due to other passive uses

    *** MPTC = Maximum Peak Time Capacity, assuming play 6pm-10pm weekdays, all day weekends.

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Winners

Winners

  • Soccer Association

  • Sixty Acres Users

  • City of Redmond

  • King County

  • Technical College

  • General Public

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Feedback

Feedback

Valley Estates & Soaring Society

  • Enthusiastic about proposal

  • Strong support for lighted synthetic fields on Benaroya

    Lake Washington Youth Soccer

  • Plan must sell off all interest in Muller Parcels B and C

  • Support lighted synthetic fields on Benaroya

    King County

  • Plan must address FPP interests on Sixty Acres West

  • Support lighted synthetic fields on Benaroya

  • Willing to investigate further

    City of Redmond

  • Benaroya site low priority - funding and planning well off in future.

  • Parks would embrace helping to plan a great park w/LWYSA & KC

  • Synthetic field decision premature - depends on park plan. 

  • Don’t want to rush a solution without proper planning & public input

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Cooperative development

Cooperative Development

Redmond:

Parking, rest rooms, access, other non-field amenities

King County & LWYSA:

Synthetic surfaces with lights

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Other potential support

Other Potential Support

  • Bonds

    City revenue or non-profit

  • Sponsors & Corporate Neighbors

    Medtronic, Willows Run, Boeing, Microsoft

  • Donations

    Soccer & other outdoor recreation enthusiasts

  • Grants

    Government & private charities

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Everyone wins

Everyone Wins!

KC Farmland Preservation

Technical College

Three Lighted Synthetic Fields

(16 Grass Field Equivalent Capacity)

King County Parks & LWYSA

Parks Users & General Public

Redmond Parks & LWYSA

Existing Park Users

& Valley Estates

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