The Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) maintenance team accomplished a lot in the past year, continuing our daily maintenance and reserve projects during the pandemic.
- Welcomed new maintenance team member, Tony, who has worked on the IHCA landscape team since 2012. Tony’s attitude is always grateful, and he is willing to do just about anything. He has helped our team in the past and is very quick to learn new things. Maintenance is happy to have Tony on our team.
- Refurbished low voltage lighting on the MP9 Trail near Black Nugget Park, including removing, sand-blasting, and re-powder coating fixtures. Maintenance saved almost 40% of the cost of new fixtures, and now they have a better finish coating.
- Sand-blasted and powder coated all the park benches and low voltage lighting around The Greens (green space between NE Iverson Lane and NE Jewel Lane), and power washed all the sidewalks.
- Removed and replaced the wood split rail fencing near the staircase in Firehouse Park, from 12th Avenue NE into the park.
- Repaired and painted the existing fence around Kirk Park. Replaced rotten wood posts, rails, and pickets, then primed and painted the entire fence.
- Replaced 900 linear feet of split rail fencing at Spar Park.
- Replaced the existing basketball hoop at Magnolia Park. In process: power wash the concrete, add a versa court surface, replace the picnic tables, paint the gazebo and replace the roof.
- Replaced common area signage, including wetlands signage, no parking, and park signage.
- Replaced mailboxes in the Magnolia Park neighborhood. Replacements in the Crofton Springs neighborhood are in progress.
- Installed new embankment slides at Summit Park and replaced shotcrete and rubber surfacing.
- Repaired and painted the bridge at the Sunset Pond and applied asphalt sealant.
Parks and structures will be a primary focus for the maintenance team in the upcoming years. Learn more about current and upcoming Issaquah Highlands parks projects >>
Matthew Hendrikse is the IHCA landscape manager.
As published in Summer 2021 Connections >>