Rhododendron Park and Boat Launch Impacted by Utility Work: October – March 2019

Northshore Utility District (NUD) will be working in the area near the Sammamish River and 68th Ave NE from mid-October to March 2019 to complete a sewer bypass project required for the City’s West Sammamish Bridge replacement (scheduled to start later in 2019).  For the safety of the worksite and park users, below are anticipated construction impacts:

  • The boardwalk within Rhododendron Park and access to the park from the 68th Ave NE driveway will be closed.
  • The main part of Rhododendron Park will remain open, with parking and access available from NE 170th St. and bike/pedestrian access via the pathway connection to 68th Ave NE.
  • Some parking at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife boat launch on the west side of 68th Ave NE (also called the Kenmore Boat Launch) will be blocked off.  The actual boat launch ramp will still be open to the public. Keep in mind, a Discover Pass is required to park at the boat launch.  
  • Pedestrians can access and still use the Rhododendron float by walking from the Fish and Wildlife boat launch side and under the bridge.

Questions about the sewer construction, access or signage? Contact the Northshore Utility District at 425-398-4400.  You can also find more information about this project on their website under the project name of “Slough/68 City of Kenmore Bridge Sewer Bypass” at http://www.nud.net. Construction areas are shown in dotted yellow line below. Thank you for your patience!


Last updated: Thu, 09/27/2018 - 1:14pm