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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Historical Sites

Historical Buildings

Old Kirkland on Market Street

This cluster of brick buildings formed Kirkland's commercial district at the turn of the last century. Architecturally striking, they stand as monuments to Kirkland's birth as a city and to its founders who had hopes of great prosperity for the area. These buildings were located about a half-mile from the center of town because the Kirkland Land and Improvement Company, whose founders wanted to transform Kirkland into the “Pittsburgh of the West,” withheld all property near the lake from sale in order to make the land beyond more valuable.

 

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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