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Children’s Gateway

Issaquah, WA 1998

Partners: Issaquah Valley Elementary School, City of Issaquah, Port Blakely Communities Inc., R. Hayes and Sons, Issaquah Arts Commission, City of Issaquah, Rowley Enterprises, Windermere employees, Richard VanDeMark, Heinz Sodamin, Chiaki Takanohara, David Tuthill


Built adjacent to a public elementary school, this pocket park consists of an outdoor gathering circle constructed of cedar and a sculptural gateway made of recycled brick, local river-rock and iron. The gateway welcomes children living in the neighborhood apartments to use the playground after school hours. The gathering circle serves as an outdoor classroom for teachers and students.