Fischer Bouma Partnership | Snoqualmie Falls

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Title: Snoqualmie Falls Park Falls Viewpoint

Project: Snowqualmie Falls Redevelopment Projects: Upper Park/Falls Viewpoint, Lower Park, Plant 1 Historic Area, Trail

Firm: Fischer Bouma Partnership

Summary: In the summer of 2012 construction was completed on the “Falls Viewpoint” project, a simple and elegant open-air cantilevered platform that allows visitors an intimate view of Snoqualmie Falls, surrounding forests, and basalt cliffs. It is located at Snoqualmie Falls Park- one of several recreation areas at Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project. Most improvements to the Upper Park, including new pathways, habitat restoration, and interpretation were implemented in early 2010, at which time the existing gazebo overlook was to remain in place. Subsequent structural studies determined that the structure needed to be removed. After removal, a temporary wood deck overlook was quickly designed and constructed. A permanent viewpoint was then designed and built this year when construction began on other recreation areas of the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.