Picture Sammamish: Our Parks and Trails

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Picture Sammamish: Our Parks and Trails

In the Fall of 2019 – way before the pandemic, the Park and Recreation Department partnered with the Arts Commission in asking for photos of people’s favorite parks and trails. Selection of a winning entry would was be made by public vote. The winning photo would grace the cover of a 2020 Parks and Rec Guide. In addition, an exhibit of the photos was planned for City Hall’s Commons Gallery. Submissions were collected and posted on- line and the public voted for their favorite.

The winning photo was taken by Ye Yuan titled Trail at Sunset – a stunning composition of light and shadow inviting the viewer to enter and explore where the trail leads. The photo did indeed grace the cover of the Winter Parks and Rec Guide.

And then came the winter of 2020. City Hall was closed. The photo exhibit was put on hold. Now pivoting to a new plan, the exhibit has gone virtual. Enjoy our online gallery. Click on individual images to enjoy in full-size glory!

Thank you to all who submitted these enchanting images. An additional thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department who organized this project and partnered with the Arts Commission to celebrate Sammamish, its natural surroundings and enticement to explore.

Congratulations to our photo contest winner, Ye Yuan, who submitted, 'Trail at Sunset'.


"My family of three including me, my wife and our son moved to Brookshire community at Klahanie in 2011, and have been living there since. We visit parks in Sammamish quite often because they are conveniently located around the area, providing variety of tranquil nature escapes. There are so many options for both kids and adults. We can take an easy hike on the forest trail breathing the fresh air, or walk by the lake enjoying the view or simply let the kids have a play date at a playground. We feel we are blessed living in Sammamish so close to the mountains, forest and lakes."



Pine Lake
Mattise Y. Lo

Foggy Morning
Erin Skolfield



Autumn
Millard Seto








Enjoying Sunset at Pine Lake
John Moffatt



Celebrating Summer at the Boat Launch
Kelly Anderson




Tossing Rocks into Lake Sammamish
Ali Furtwangler
Life Under the Stars Photography








Fishing at Sammamish Landing
Carlos Cruz





Red Leaves
Brenna Shoultz Photography



Beaver Lake
Caron Langlois







Community Center Outdoors
Ali Furtwangler
Life Under the Stars Photography



Polar Bear Plunge - Pine Lake
April Wiese




Fall Morning at Pine Lake
Summer Stumpf








Blue Sky & Fall Colors at Big Rock Park
Pam Mauk




Fall Colors at Sammamish Commons
Aditya Verma


Lupine at Evans Creek Preserve
Jan Bird






Sunset Before Halloween
Lake Sammamish
Kelly Lyon-King


Sammamish Landing From the Dock
Jan Bird




Trail at Sunset - Pine Lake
Ye Yuan - Contest Winner








Soaring Leaves - Soaring Eagle Park
Kelly Lyon-King





Snowy Creek at Evans Creek Preserve
Chris Pribbernow




Pine Lake Evening
Jitender Verma






Serene - Pine Lake
Vikram Singh



Fall Colors at Evans Creek Preserve
Chris Pribbernow




Ducks Enjoying Golden Hour at Lake Sammamish
Gurpreet Sachdev




Picture Sammamish: Our Parks and Trails

In the Fall of 2019 – way before the pandemic, the Park and Recreation Department partnered with the Arts Commission in asking for photos of people’s favorite parks and trails. Selection of a winning entry would was be made by public vote. The winning photo would grace the cover of a 2020 Parks and Rec Guide. In addition, an exhibit of the photos was planned for City Hall’s Commons Gallery. Submissions were collected and posted on- line and the public voted for their favorite.

The winning photo was taken by Ye Yuan titled Trail at Sunset – a stunning composition of light and shadow inviting the viewer to enter and explore where the trail leads. The photo did indeed grace the cover of the Winter Parks and Rec Guide.

And then came the winter of 2020. City Hall was closed. The photo exhibit was put on hold. Now pivoting to a new plan, the exhibit has gone virtual. Enjoy our online gallery. Click on individual images to enjoy in full-size glory!

Thank you to all who submitted these enchanting images. An additional thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department who organized this project and partnered with the Arts Commission to celebrate Sammamish, its natural surroundings and enticement to explore.

Congratulations to our photo contest winner, Ye Yuan, who submitted, 'Trail at Sunset'.


"My family of three including me, my wife and our son moved to Brookshire community at Klahanie in 2011, and have been living there since. We visit parks in Sammamish quite often because they are conveniently located around the area, providing variety of tranquil nature escapes. There are so many options for both kids and adults. We can take an easy hike on the forest trail breathing the fresh air, or walk by the lake enjoying the view or simply let the kids have a play date at a playground. We feel we are blessed living in Sammamish so close to the mountains, forest and lakes."



Pine Lake
Mattise Y. Lo

Foggy Morning
Erin Skolfield



Autumn
Millard Seto








Enjoying Sunset at Pine Lake
John Moffatt



Celebrating Summer at the Boat Launch
Kelly Anderson




Tossing Rocks into Lake Sammamish
Ali Furtwangler
Life Under the Stars Photography








Fishing at Sammamish Landing
Carlos Cruz





Red Leaves
Brenna Shoultz Photography



Beaver Lake
Caron Langlois







Community Center Outdoors
Ali Furtwangler
Life Under the Stars Photography



Polar Bear Plunge - Pine Lake
April Wiese




Fall Morning at Pine Lake
Summer Stumpf








Blue Sky & Fall Colors at Big Rock Park
Pam Mauk




Fall Colors at Sammamish Commons
Aditya Verma


Lupine at Evans Creek Preserve
Jan Bird






Sunset Before Halloween
Lake Sammamish
Kelly Lyon-King


Sammamish Landing From the Dock
Jan Bird




Trail at Sunset - Pine Lake
Ye Yuan - Contest Winner








Soaring Leaves - Soaring Eagle Park
Kelly Lyon-King





Snowy Creek at Evans Creek Preserve
Chris Pribbernow




Pine Lake Evening
Jitender Verma






Serene - Pine Lake
Vikram Singh



Fall Colors at Evans Creek Preserve
Chris Pribbernow




Ducks Enjoying Golden Hour at Lake Sammamish
Gurpreet Sachdev