The Department of Parks and Community Services will be working to design and construct a new bathhouse building at Juanita Beach Park beginning in 2016.
The existing building was built in approximately 1965 and provides restroom, dressing room, maintenance, storage, lifeguard, and concession spaces. The park master plan calls for the existing facility to be removed and a new bathhouse constructed nearby. In addition to the new bathhouse building, the program for this project will include relocation and replacement of the park’s existing children’s playground and a new group picnic shelter.
The park’s master plan provides the following guidance on the architectural character for park structures at Juanita Beach: “Buildings are developed with a craftsmen style architectural character that strongly ties to the parks natural landscape, open lawn character and the historic recreational use of the site. The buildings are sited at the edges of the lawn and plaza areas to assist in defining the spaces. The building scale and locations complements and reinforces the landscape character and provide focal points for park visitors. Buildings are tucked into gentle landforms or vegetation edges.”
The City has hired the design firm of Patano Studio Architecture to lead the planning and design effort.
- Nov. 2015 - March 2016: Design
- Spring/Summer 2016: Permitting
- Fall 2016: Bidding
- Fall 2016 - Spring 2017: Construction
- Spring 2017: Opening
The project is funded in the amount of $1.2 million by the voter-approved 2012 Kirkland Parks Levy.