Juanita Farmer's Market, June 5th, 2015 - Photo by Karen Lightfeldt
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June / July 2015 edition


JNA Association

Saved Juanita Beach Park Celebration!

Juanita Neighborhood Annual Picnic
co-sponsored with Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital
The Dawg Days of Summer
Celebrating Juanita Beach Park, our neighbors and their dogs.
Sunday, August 30th, Juanita Beach North, 12 to 4pm.
Swag bags by for all entrants.
Fun run with your dog, contests for best dog costumes, best trick, best owner dog look-a-like plus free swag bags for everyone attending sponsored by Community Sponsor, Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital, serving Juanita / Kirkland animals for over 50 years.
Dalmatian Bounce House for the kids sponsored by Community Sponsor, Patrick Fitzgerald State Farm Insurance.
Raffle tickets for Juanita residents for over 20 giveaways from Kirkland merchants
Free hotdogs and hamburgers donated by our Community Sponsor, Vance Hill, Real Estate Experts and SportsStar Relocation Seattle with RE/MAX Northwest Realtors.
Music by Accidental Heroes and dance contest with prizes for best dancers.
Vendor Booths that bring knowledge to Juanita residents about park improvements, ARC, CERT Emergency Preparedness, November ballot issues and giveaways from Petco Unleashed, Denny’s Pet World, and Juanita Bay Veterinary Clinic.

Let's celebrate our community and saved our beautiful park from development.  Volunteers are need - please contact  Check our website for updates!

Children's Concerts in the Park!

Children’s concerts starting in July:
Every Tuesday at 10-11 AM, 
July 7th - August 18th
Juanita Beach Park - Juanita For more information, click here for the webpage for the Kirkland Summer Concert Series. 

Kirkland Parks & Recreation Update

The many dead fish along the shore and in the swimming area is the result of an unusually warm winter that has allowed more growth of aquatic weeds that are pulling oxygen out of the water depleting amount for the perch.  Additionally these warmer temperatures are more conducive to bacteria growth.  When the yellow perch are congregating to spawn these (2) factors (low oxygen & increased bacteria) have the yellow perch dying off in greater numbers. It is a natural process for the perch to die after spawning and this cycle is usually cleaned up by osprey and eagles. This year there are too many of them. Parks is cleaning up the dead fish everyday.

Forbes Creek Bridge

The Juanita Bay causeway and Forbes Creek Bridge will remain open this summer while construction crews retrofit the Forbes Creek Bridge to handle small-scale earthquakes. On four nights late this summer, crews will have to detour automobiles around the bridge. Those detours will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 5 a.m. People traveling by bike or by foot will continue to have access.

Odds and Ends

  • The City of Kirkland posted a Public Safety Announcement:  to remind you of the fire danger and extreme heat. Please see the announcements here.
  • New Construction at Juanita Village south of Top Pot Donuts is the new location for First Western. Watch for the opening. 11621 97th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 for more information click here.
  • Kirkland Parks is in the process of hiring a design consultant for the new bathhouse at Juanita Beach.  Design will start in the fall, with Council approval in early 2016.  Construction would hopefully begin in fall of 2016. More information here.
  • Did you know you can rent the picnic spaces at Juanita Beach Park?  Click here for pricing, space description and contact information. 
  • Support your Juanita Farmer’s Market. Grand opening was June 5th. Hours are 3:00 to 7:00 PM every Friday during the summer. Special events include Small Business feature June 26th and Kids Day July 3rd. for more info, vendor lists and special events.
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