KIRKLAND / JUANITA WATERFRONT
Welcome To Kirkland, Juanita
Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 85,763 at the 2014 census estimate, which made it the 6th largest city in King County and the 12th largest city in the state.
Features of the city include the unique downtown waterfront (the only Eastside downtown frontage along Lake Washington’s shoreline), with restaurants, art galleries, a 400 seat performing arts center, public parks, including beaches, and a collection of public art, primarily bronze sculptures.
Kirkland is the former home of the Seattle Seahawks; the NFL team’s headquarters and training facility were located at Northwest University in Kirkland for its first 32 seasons. The Seahawks moved to the new 19-acre (77,000 m2) Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on August 18, 2008. Warehouse chain Costco previously had its headquarters in Kirkland (now in Issaquah); the city is the namesake of its “Kirkland Signature” store brand. Google has a development office in Kirkland. For other companies in Kirkland, see List of companies based in Kirkland, Washington.
The 1982 Kirkland National Little League team won the Little League World Series. That event is the subject of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Little Big Men. It also was the home to Little League’s 1992 Big League Softball World Series Champions representing the Eastside District Nine Leagues. Since 1999 Kirkland has been the home of the Little League Junior Softball World Series held each August at Kirkland’s Everest Park.
Sports: Kirkland has two Little Leagues: Kirkland American Little League and Kirkland National Little League. Kirkland National won the 1982 Little League World Series championship. They defeated a team from Taiwan 6-0 on August 28, 1982.
The Kirkland Baseball Commission provides recreational baseball for players ages 13–18. It is affiliated with the national Pony Baseball organization.
The Juanita High School Fresh Water Aquatics Club (FWAC) was born in late 2000.
Arts and Entertainment: Kirkland had a thriving gallery district downtown until recent years when all but three galleries closed or moved away. The Kirkland Performance Center hosts a number of performing arts events.
The Kirkland Arts Center, located in the historic Peter Kirk Building on Market Street, provides classes, workshops and community-oriented gallery space.
Kirkland has numerous bars, nightclubs and dance clubs.
Kirkland hosted the annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Point until 2011, attracting vintage and classic automobiles from across the country.
Teen Union Building: The Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) in downtown Peter Kirk Park is supported by the city and a number of nonprofit organizations. It has two music stages, a recording studio, darkroom and year-round activities and programs for youth.
The major arterials in Juanita are 100th Avenue NE, Juanita Drive, and NE 132nd Street. Juanita is served by several Metro bus lines.
Non-Motorized Transportation: In 2006, Kirkland was the first city in Washington to adopt a Complete Streets ordinance, whereby pedestrian and bicycle facilities are addressed as a part of all road construction and improvement planning projects.
Kirkland passed an Active Transportation Plan in 2009 specifically targeting improvements to pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian facilities
Parks & Recreation:
During the summer, local residents of neighboring cities flock to Kirkland to visit Kirkland’s many waterfront parks on Lake Washington. Kirkland has neighborhood parks as well, contains a corner of Saint Edward State Park, and abuts the equestrian Bridle Trails State Park. The waterfront parks are linked by a paved trail, which is open till dusk. Juanita Beach Park is another major park in Kirkland, and is a tourist attraction.
Though primarily residential, Juanita is home of or neighbour to a number of parks. These include:
- Juanita Bay Park
- Juanita Beach
- Heronfield Wetlands (located in pre-annexation Kirkland city limits)
- Edith Moulton Park and Windsor Vista (in the Juanita neighborhood)
- Juanita Woodlands
- O.O. Denny Park
- Big Finn Hill Park
- Saint Edward State Park (in the Finn Hill Neighborhood, but located within Kenmore city limits)
As of the census of 2010, there were 48,787 people, 22,445 households, and 12,014 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,521.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,745.8/km2). There were 24,345 housing units at an average density of 2,256.3 per square mile (871.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.3% White, 1.8% African American, 0.4% Native American, 11.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.5% from other races, and 4.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population.
There were 22,445 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.5% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 18.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.1% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 10.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
Kirkland is home to Lake Washington Technical College and Northwest University, formerly Northwest College of the Assemblies of God. Northwest University is a small Christian school that provides a well-rounded education. It also offers a class call Information Systems Management.
Kirkland is in the Lake Washington School District. Secondary schools located in the city include:
- Peter Kirk Elementary School
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
- Carl Sandburg Elementary School
- Helen Keller Elementary School
- John Muir Elementary School
- Juanita Elementary School
- Lakeview Elementary School
- Henry David Thoreau Elementary School
- Mark Twain Elementary School
- Robert Frost Elementary School
- Rose Hill Elementary School
- Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School
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