Arboretum Waterfront Trail Redevelopment

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

The city of Seattle will use this grant to renovate, rebuild and replace portions of the floating boardwalk trail system on Foster Island in Seattleā€™s Washington Park Arboretum. The trail system, which includes a boardwalk, new gangway, and floating walkway segments, will provide barrier-free access and the existing floating walkway will be retrofitted for safety and ADA compliance. The project will address deficiencies in public access, protect and enhance the wetland and Riparian Protection systems through which the trail passes, and better connect users with the habitats they are experiencing. The primary recreation opportunity supported by this project is passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Trails WWRP Grant: 380000 Applicant Match: 95000 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 43 Status: Active RCO Project # 16-1869

Location Details

From I-5: Take Exit 168B for SR-520/Bellevue-Kirkland. Merge onto SR-520 and take the first exit to Montlake Boulevard. Cross straight through the signal onto East Lake Washington Boulevard (LWB), which becomes LWB East. At the stop sign, turn left off LWB East onto East Foster Island Road and follow it to the end, where parking is available. Walk on the trail at the end of the road, over the pedestrian bridge, and continue on the trail under SR-520, and turn left at the trail intersection at the east end of the Arboretum Waterfront Trail. From SR-520 West: After crossing Lake Washington on SR-520, take the first exit onto LWB East. Turn left at the stop sign off the ramp. Take the next left onto East Foster Island Road and follow it to the end, where parking is available. Walk on the trail at the end of the road, over the pedestrian bridge, and continue on the trail under SR-520 and turn left at the trail intersection at the east end of the Arboretum Waterfront Trail.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.