Park History

Volunteer help remains crucial to the maintenance of the park

King County’s Community Partnerships Grant (CPG) charged MCA with the design and development of the park, as well as joint maintenance responsibilities. Now, it is a park for ALL of the Mirrormont community to use and enjoy.

We hope that many families will continue to take pride in helping to keep it a wonderful gathering place within our community, which gives pleasure to everyone.

Park History

2017
2017

Our Park

Mirrormont Park is used by walkers, runners, dog walkers, nature-lovers, Frisbee players, snow sculpters, Easter Egg hunters, picnickers, bike riders, readers, writers, and all those seeking a respite from busy-ness.
2014
2014

Native Plant Signs Added

Linda Shepherd, Janet Horton, Meg Wade, and Maryfrances Lignana created and “planted” 40 native plant signs, funded by a grant from Washington Native Plant Society, and published Walk on the..Read More
2012
2012

Kiosk Introduced

Eagle Scout Tyler Hauschildt built a kiosk by the meadow near the east entrance to the park.
2012

200 Bare Root Native Plants Added

Volunteers planted 200 bare-root native plants around the Park.
2008
2008

Grand Opening Community Picnic in the Park

Kid’s Discovery Area created off the central meadow, containing a sand pit, benches and a small discovery trail.
2008

Intro of Trails and Bare Root Plants

Volunteers blazed, cleaned up and restored trails inside the perimeter of the park area, and planted bare-root native plants in islands around the perimeter of the meadow. They also covered..Read More
2007
2007

Ground Prep Begins

Stump removal, grading and planting of the meadow in the center of the Park.
2006
2006

Permits Finalized

The Park Committee finalized permits and bids for the actual development of the Park. Meanwhile, KC crews thinned out downed trees on the trails and around the perimeter of the..Read More
2005
2005

Ground-breaking Ceremony

Ground-breaking ceremony with TJ Davis, David Irons, Mirrormont Park Committee members and Mirrormont residents.
2005

Grant Approved

Miriam Culwell, President of Mirrormont Community Association (MCA), signed an agreement to enter into a partnership with King County to develop, operate, and maintain a community park on the site...Read More
2004
2004

Volunteers Recruited

Call for volunteers to begin work on the Park.
2004

Finalizing the Terms

2003—2005: Regular monthly meetings held by MCA Park Committee to finalize the terms of the ADOP application. Meetings often included TJ Davis to help guide the Committee through the process...Read More
2003
2003

MCA Approves Grants & Funding Plan

MCA approved the submission of the two grants to King County. MCA approved community support including labor to build and maintain the park, as well as specified funds from the..Read More
2003

Grant Applications

Park Committee met with T.J. Davis and Butch Loveless from KC Parks and Recreation to discuss County Grant options available to secure development of the park. General consensus was to..Read More
2001
2001

MCA Park Committee Initiated

MCA approved the formal recognition of the MCA Park Committee to represent the interests of the Mirrormont community in the development of the park, and to take as active a..Read More
2001

11 Acre Parcel Sold to KC

Due in large part to the support of King County Councilman David Irons (a previous Mirrormont resident) the 11-acre parcel was sold by the Issaquah School District to King County..Read More
1999
1999

Planning

Core group of residents met to discuss possibilities for using various sites within Mirrormont. Regular meetings and much further discussion narrowed the preferred choice down to the 11-acre parcel. At..Read More
1999

First Community Survey

Community survey was sent to Mirrormont and surrounding areas. Results showed significant interest in the development of a community gathering place or park.