The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Kirkland. As part of King County, Kirkland is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” re-opening. Although many City services are available online, City Hall and most City buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19.

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About Kirkland

Kirkland is a vibrant, lakeside oasis that buzzes with Northwest spirit, welcomes with relaxed charm and showcases water views at every turn. Just east of Seattle, the delightful downtown core offers a pedestrian-friendly mix of boutiques, locally owned coffee shops, health and beauty spas and an eclectic mix of award-winning dining. An extensive network of parks connects Kirkland’s diverse and intrepid urbanites with nature and recreation. World class entertainment and galleries beckon culture lovers. Business and leisure travellers alike unwind on our shores and choose their own adventures; on foot, by bicycle or boat, or by the fire with wineglass in hand. We are a dynamic city, alive with the arts, at home with our enterprising heritage, and in love with our unique lifestyle. Come and unwind, come and experience, come and stay.

History & Heritage

Back in 1886, Peter Kirk, an enterprising businessman, auctioned off his property and manor in England and headed to America to make a fortune. He found his way... Read More

Historical Sites

Learn about Kirkland's historical buildings. Read More

Water Activities

Kirkland is home to beautiful waterfront parks and beaches with an array of boating activities. Spectacular year-round sunsets reflect the mood of the region and the season.

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