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A new Web site will allow many Eastside residents and park users to register and pay online for recreation activities and services, and find information on park-facility rentals and reservations.

The site,, is a collaborative effort by Eastside cities including Bellevue, Mercer Island, Bothell, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, Kirkland and Kenmore.

The site also will provide access to activity brochures, details about facilities, trail guides, an events calendar and other resources.

Currently, online registration is available for recreation programs in Bellevue and Kirkland, with Mercer Island to follow Jan. 20, and other cities in the coming weeks. For more information, or to create a login name and account password, contact your local parks department.


Sidewalk bond group to meet again today

A group trying to determine whether the Kirkland community will support construction of more sidewalks through a possible bond measure and maintenance levy is meeting again today from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Rose Hill Conference Room in City Hall, 123 5th Avenue in Kirkland.

The 30-member Sidewalk Bond Exploratory Committee, made up of school representatives, business owners, neighborhood groups and seniors, has been meeting since July, and is expected to make its recommendations to the City Council by February.

For more information, call Ray Steiger, capital projects manager, at 425-587-3833 or go to