A group of rowers founded Sammamish Rowing Association (SRA) in 1996, meeting at Idylwood Beach Park in Redmond before each of their journeys across the water. Eager to grow SRA, it wasn’t long before the crew took notice of an abandoned boathouse in Marymoor Park, languishing on the banks of Lake Sammamish. Its ceiling was rotting away, and its oar racks were emptier than a child's pockets after a candy-shop spending spree—but that didn’t deter the passionate rowers or their vision. They put in a bid for the building, formed a strong subsequent partnership with King County Parks and Recreation, and set to work renovating the vintage structure to make it fit for public use.
Ever since, SRA has introduced adults and youth to the benefits of rowing. The sport's fluid, low-impact motions tone muscles all over the body, and the collaborative nature of the sport nurtures sportsmanship and camaraderie. The association's future is bright: members are building a new boathouse scheduled to open in the summer of 2013.
The rivalry between University of Washington and Washington State fans is built right into the Husky vs. Cougar Rivalry Clash's race course. Supporters of the two teams, decked out in their most spirited school duds, start the chip-timed race from separate starting lines at King County's Marymoor Park, facing each other down in a show of intimidation. The fastest runners and varsity staring-contest athletes start at the front, and the race begins with the rival factions running straight toward each other like a medieval battlefront clash. Instead of a head-on collision, the two groups funnel into a single mass and share a single race course as they vie for the fastest times on the 5K or 10K route.
Regardless of the results, everyone buries the hatchet at a tailgate-style afterparty, where entertainment ranges from a dance-off to a tutu competition. The games and other competitive events give racers a chance to earn more glory for their schools. There are also awards for the fastest individuals.
A high definition screen and booming speakers are worth paying for to have that full movie watching experience. Head on over to Cineplex Odeon Redmond in Redmond to watch the latest flicks in theaters!
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
An all-volunteer production organized by the Rotary Club of Sammamish, Nightmare at Beaver Lake turns pure dread into good deeds by pouring all its proceeds back into the community. Established in 2004, the annual attraction started as a project for the city's teenagers, and every October since, terror has descended upon Beaver Lake Park. Today, the still-growing site winds visitors through a sinister combination of indoor and outdoor scenes, including a march through the woods. Around every corner, costumed actors hide and threaten to pop out to scare passersby and disrupt their conversations about who would make the sexiest vampire.
With hot attractions and must-see sites, Pine Lake Community Center in Sammamish can accommodate all of your vacation dreams and desires.
Take advantage of the nearby parking options and save yourself the trouble of hauling your luggage back and forth.