Lake Sammamish Sunset Beach Construction

Sunset Construction Map overview

Lake Sammamish State Park is getting a much-needed renovation at Sunset Beach. This heavily used day-use area is proposed to have improved ADA access trails, an upgraded event space, new picnic shelters, and small covered shelters near the playground for caregivers to observe the play area. 

The project will renovate the upland portion of the Sunset Beach area with new plantings and improvements to the parking area. Although weather dependent, the redevelopment and restoration project plans are to begin Spring 2023 and carry into Fall 2023.

The park and its concessions will remain open for the duration of construction. However, we recommend taking extra time to plan your trip before you visit. There will be limited parking and a reduced number of picnic areas while construction is occurring. 

Improvements include:

  • Replacement of the Sunset Beach “Creek Shelter” with a new shelter
  • Improvement to the concrete path to “Creek Shelter”
  • Extend the concrete path from “Creek Shelter” to a new ADA accessible picnic area
  • A new shelter near the older playground between Sunset Beach and Tibbetts Beach
  • A new medium-sized shelter next to the playground (perfect for birthday parties!)
  • Two small, covered areas inside the playground’s fenced area

Trail access Information:

  • Most main trails will remain open. 
  • The service pathway near the Creek Shelter to the Sunset Beach Area will be closed as well as the pathway from the Rotunda area northwest towards Sunset Beach.   
    1. It will not be possible to walk on a paved pathway from the Tibbets Beach Area of the park to the Sunset Beach area
    2. Visitors will need to travel through the Sunset Beach parking area in order to access Sunset Beach. 

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