- Project typeUrban park renovation
- Project value$8.884 million
- Project scheduleApril 2020 - June 2021
- Contractor nameWyser Construction
The City of Kirkland transformed Totem Lake Park into a recreational centerpiece of the Totem Lake Urban Center. The park opened on July 2, 2021 and features family restrooms, a water bottle filling station, drinking fountains for humans and canines, a community picnic table that's over 48 feet long, and a new accessible-to-all-abilities playground. The park will also feature a 10-foot-wide boardwalk, to open in late summer 2021, that will connect to the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
Kirkland's City Council adopted the Totem Lake Park Master Plan on Dec. 10, 2013. Its transformation is one of several City of Kirkland efforts to maximize the quality of life and the economic potential of Kirkland's only urban center.
Totem Lake Park is a 17-acre site located in the heart of the Totem Lake Urban Center. Owned by the King Conservation District and co-managed by the City of Kirkland, the lake has been known by several names over the years--Lake Wittenmyer, Mudd Lake--but became known as Totem Lake in 1973 after the opening of the nearby shopping mall. The Park is comprised primarily of wetlands. The lake itself encompasses about four acres of the property.