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Summer Concert Series at Saint Edward State Park

Summer Concerts at Saint Edward State Park

Celebrating its 17th year, the free Kenmore Summer Concert series will again feature a variety of artists playing family-friendly music! Construction is ongoing for The Lodge at St Edward (seminary building), but it shouldn't impact our concerts.      

Invite your friends and new neighbors to experience a great concert in this amazing park setting!  

Thursdays, July 11th - August 15th

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE

July 11 - BKO Quintet  - Malian music from W. Africa

Last updated: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:31pm

NE 153rd PL Safe Routes to School - Construction Starts Tuesday, June 25th

NE 153rd Pl Safe Routes to School
Construction Starts Tuesday, June 25th

We are making the area around Arrowhead Elementary more walkable, comfortable, and safe for students and other pedestrians! From June 25th until October 2019, we will be putting in a new sidewalk, angled parking, landscaping, and a new feature wall at the southeast corner of NE 153rd Pl and Juanita Drive NE.

Last updated: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:13pm

Kenmore Signs New Agreement with PSE

KENMORE, WA - The City of Kenmore’s businesses and more than 22,000 residents are poised to receive improved electrical services through the City’s new Franchise Agreement with Puget Sound Energy (PSE). On June 10, 2019 the Kenmore City Council unanimously approved a new Franchise Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding. The agreements have five-year terms, which can be extended for an additional five years.

Last updated: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 4:05pm

Kenmore's Turning 21 This Summer. Time to Celebrate!

We're turning 21 on August 31st this summer! Happy Birthday Kenmore! It's time to celebrate. Here's your list of at least 21 things to do this summer. Go ahead. Be an overachiever and do it all.  


Questions? Contact Rita Moreno, Recreation Coordinator at, or 425-398-8900. 

Last updated: Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:38pm

Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-0483 Establishing New Park Impact Fee Rates to begin January 2020

The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., at the Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Avenue NE, Kenmore. The public hearing is to receive citizen comment on the proposed Ordinance 19-0483.

Last updated: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:13am

Animal Services Conducting Summer Outreach in Kenmore

Did you know that all dogs and cats eight weeks or older must be licensed with King County? Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has a door-to-door pet licensing outreach program that educates residents about the benefits and requirements of pet licensing.

RASKC will be canvassing in southeast Kenmore and in some multi-family communities on weekends this summer, starting June 8th. 

Last updated: Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:53pm

Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code Amendments related to Critical Areas Protection and the Shoreline Master Program

The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m., at Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Avenue NE, on amendments related to protection of critical areas (streams, wetlands, geologically hazardous areas, flood hazard areas, etc.) and standards for development on the shorelines of Lake Washington, the Sammamish River and Swamp Creek.

Last updated: Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:04am

New Ordinance Requires 90-Day Notice for Rent Increases

Kenmore, WA – On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the Kenmore City Council approved Ordinance 19-0484 requiring landlords to give tenants a 90-day notice when their rent is being increased by more than 10 percent over the course of a year. The new ordinance will go into effect September 1, 2019.

Although the new changes would impact most renting situations, the manufactured housing communities will continue to have different standards, per state law. These new rules also do not impact the eviction process or timelines.

Last updated: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:43am

2020 Census Committeee

The City of Kenmore is seeking volunteers to serve on the Kenmore Census 2020 Complete Count Committee from May 2019 to April 2020.  

The U.S. Constitution mandates a headcount every ten years of everyone residing in the 50 states, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2020 national Census will start on April 1st, 2020 and this data is used in many ways, including:

Last updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:27am
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