Si View E-News June 2022

Summer season is upon us! For many of the first signs include the opening day of the Farmers Market. We look forward to it each year, and hope to see many of you join us on Thursday June 9th (and every Thursday through the summer). Another sign of summer is the peak demand for swim lessons as families prepare for safe outings on local lakes and rivers. While many lessons are full, we do have options available for the weeklong lesson series.

As the weather improves and daylight increases, we are also seeing all of our park facilities in heavy use. Visiting local parks is a great way to meet new neighbors as our community grows, and enjoy the many outdoor recreation opportunities. Please use caution in parking areas and on park drives as more families are out and about. It's also important to be courteous of all park users, share park spaces during peak times, and observe any reserved/closed area signs. 

On June 22nd, we are hosting a community meeting at Si View Community Center to share information about the new aquatic center proposal. Save the date, more details to coming soon.

Finally, before we fully set in summer mode, the time to register for 2022-2023 school year care is just around the corner. Open enrollment for K-5 students attending NBE, OES, SES and FCE starts at 12noon on Wednesday June 8. Learn more about options here

See you at local parks!

Drumroll, please! Farmers Market Opening Day June 9

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This may be our favorite day of the season, the opening day of the Farmers Market & Summer Concert Series! Join us at Si View Park on summer Thursdays 4-8pm starting June 9th. On opening day, live music includes The Fabulous Murphtones 6-7:30pm, and a special performance by North Bend Elementary Marimba Bands 4-4:45pm.

New at the market this year, is an option to support the Snoqualmie Valley Foodbank while shopping at the market. Shoppers can use SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers at our market. For mor info, and all the latest updates from participating vendors to special programs, be sure to visit our website before your visit. And just to be safe, pack an umbrella to keep the rain away from opening day!

Looking for Summer Swim Lessons?


We have some great options available for families with busy summer schedules! During summer months, we offer weeklong group sessions where students attend either 4-days (M-Th) or 5-days (M-F) for one week at a time. This allows great flexibility with vacation and other activity schedules and keeps students practicing water safety skills consistently. Weeklong sessions run from June 27 to August 26.  Learn more about swim lesson skill levels and entry requirements on our website, and  browse and register for available lessons here.

Scholarships are available for learn to swim programs, please contact us for more information.

Community Meeting Wednesday June 22

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Proposition 1 for a New Si View Aquatic Center

Expanding capacity and improving access to aquatic programs

Si View Metro Parks is hosting a community meeting with details about Proposition 1: a proposal for a new aquatic center. Meeting topics include the project scope, location and design, funding plan and the challenges of the current Si View Pool, with time for questions. The meeting will be held in the Social Room at Si View Community Center, 6-7:30pm on Wednesday June 22, 2022.

District residents will weigh in on this $24.8M capital measure to fund design and construction of a new aquatic center in North Bend, in the August 2, 2022 primary election. We look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday June 22nd, 2022, at 6:00pm. Learn more about the Si View Aquatic Center project on our website.

Water Safety Tips for Recreating Outdoors


Our community has many options for open water outdoor recreation. Swimming in a natural environment is different from swimming in a pool, with risks including currents, waves, and underwater obstructions. Waters in our area are also cold, always watch for signs of hyperthermia.

  • Designate one person in your group to be on active watch of swimmers in the water at all times. Accidents can happen quickly.
  • Always enter unknown or shallow water feet first.
  • It is important for everyone to learn how to swim to have skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
  • Employ layers of protection including barriers to prevent access to water, life jackets, and close supervision of children to prevent drowning.
  • Know what to do in a water emergency - including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.

Knowing how to swim is exciting and opens the door to many opportunities, but water is not without risk. Learning to enjoy the water safely should be the first step for anyone who will be around water.

For more safety tips in, on and around the water, take the Colin's Hope Quiz.

Tollgate Farm Park News


The foundation for the barn near the farmhouse is in and cured, and framing has started! We are also working to get the final improvements in at the farmhouse with kitchen cabinetry and appliances to start coordinating community programming onsite. Temporary trail closure near the farmhouse is in effect due to construction activity, thank you for your patience while this work is completed.

You may see cows grazing on the south pasture while visiting the park. Please view from distance and don’t feed them anything. The cattle have a specific diet and introducing new items can be harmful for their health. Thank you for understanding. In addition to cattle, you may see livestock guardian dogs on the north pasture, where Feral Woman Farm has pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, and rabbits. When passing by the farm operation along the levee trail, please keep pets on leash and avoid engaging with the working dogs. The guardian dogs’ job is to protect the livestock by barking, and when visitors stop by to greet them it can create anxiety. There is lots of activity to check out at the park, enjoy your visit!

Featured Event: Daddy Daughter Dance

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Calling all Dads and Daughters! Come to Si View Community Center in your finest attire to enjoy a glow dance party and a night of fun. With a DJ to get the crowd moving, strobe lights, and a photo station, this is an event that dads and daughters will not want to miss!

Saturday, June 18


Si View Community Center

Register today!

Si View Park Playground Work


Si View Park east playground will be closed for a short period of time in June to replace the woodchips with a pour-in-place surface. This work is scheduled for the week of June 13th, and expected to take up to ten days. This work is weather dependent. During the project, the playground will be fenced off for safety. The picnic shelter, pathways and sports courts will remain open. The zipline playground near the pool also remains open during this project.

Community News

Trailhead Direct Summer Service

This Trailhead Direct season will serve Mount Si, with buses originating at the Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station and service every 30 minutes to Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si trailheads in North Bend. The season will launch on Saturday, May 28th and run through Sunday, Sept. 11th.  This pilot project is co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks. Learn more here

Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Management Plan

Virtual Open House for Public Comment

National Heritage Areas are places designated by Congress where historic, cultural, and natural resources combine to form cohesive, nationally important landscapes. The Greenway NHA spans over 1.5 million acres from Seattle to Ellensburg along I-90. The community is invited to view and comment on a draft management plan. Two virtual open houses are scheduled for June, or comments can also be submitted online before June 20. Learn more here

Snoqualmie Valley/NE King County Subarea Plan

Provide input for visioning and scoping

A subarea plan is a 20-year plan that outlines a vision for the community and establishes policies to help achieve that vision. The process to create a subarea plan for the unincorporated areas in and around Si View’s Parks District is happening now. Please visit www.publicinput.com/SnoValleyNEKC, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green button that says 'Continue’ for a survey to provide input, and learn more about the plan.

Upcoming Facility Closures

Sunday July 4: All facilities closed for Independence Day

Monday July 5: All facilities and administration office closed in observance of Independence Day

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