Ballinger Park Water Access Development

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

The City of Mountlake Terrace will use this grant to develop and renovate Ballinger Park. The City will renovate the launch for non-motorized boats, plant the shoreline, and build a new fishing pier, restroom, and walkways. The 55-acre Ballinger Park is a critical recreational oasis in a highly urbanized area. Some activities at the park include bird watching, hiking, jogging, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, weddings, and other special events. Mountlake Terrace will contribute $623,400 in cash and a grant from the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mountlake Terrace City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 623400 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 32 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1510

Location Details

From North I-5 exit on 236th Street SW, exit 178. Turn left on 236th St. SW, changes into Lakeview Drive. 23000 Lakeview Drive on the left (Senior Center sign). From South I-5 exit on 220th Street SW, exit 179. Right on 220th Street SW. Left on 66th Ave. West. Right on Lakeview Drive. 23000 Lakeview Drive on the left (Senior Center sign).

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.