Tollgate Farm Park

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Families are staying closer to home and using local parks in record numbers. Recreation programming in the Snoqualmie Valley of Washington has doubled in the last three years. With the passage of a $6.7 million bond, several projects have been planned to improve local park and recreation facilities.

ESA is helping the Si View Metropolitan Park District to create sports fields, walking trails, and other amenities at the historic Tollgate Farm in North Bend. Because the project overlaps with the recorded boundaries of an archaeological site defined largely on historic property boundaries, our team worked with the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Si View Parks, City of North Bend, and the Snoqualmie Tribe to design and implement a 49-acre survey strategy executed under a required State Archaeological Excavation Permit.

ESA’s survey demonstrated that archaeological remains do not extend across most of the Tollgate Farm Park improvement project areas; however, we did find cultural remains in one location. Our recommendation to realign the planned location of one trail would avoid disturbance of these resources and gained acceptance from local stakeholders.

Specialized Services

  • Construction observation and support
  • County and city regulations and mandates
  • Cultural resources avoidance plans
  • Cultural resources management plans
  • Environmental compliance documentation
  • Historical investigations, documentation, and plans
  • Inventories and reporting
  • Monitoring
  • Native American, ethnographic, and archaeological studies
  • Permitting assistance
  • Public access, trail analysis and design
  • Washington State Archaeological Excavation Permit

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