Cheasty Grnblt & Mt View Nat. Areas 1992

Category Overview

Urban Wildlife Habitat projects fund close-to-home places to play and explore nature. As our urban areas are increasingly expanding and densifying, these grants protect important fish and wildlife habitat within five miles of densely populated areas, creating green refuges that help keep our ecosystems healthy and provide places to enjoy nature right in our backyards.

Project Highlights

The City of Seattle used this grant to acquire 14.62 acres in east-central Seattle to expand the Cheasty Greenspace. Acquisition of the properties helped to protect one of the few significant natural greenbelts left in Seattle. The property is heavily wooded and has a variety of habitat areas and natural springs. The project is amended to convert 0.73 acre (Matsouka/Grant property) and replace it with 0.68 acre (Alki Vista property). As a result of the conversion and replacement, the total property in the project agreement is reduced to 14.57 acres.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,000,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 34, 37 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-246

Location Details

From the south end of Jefferson Golf Course on Beacon Avenue S, turn on Cheasty Blvd (site is signed at Cheasty and Della St). Mountain view site at Mountain View Drive and S Alaska St. Proceed on Beacon Way S, turn east on Columbian Way to S Alaska St (Sign is on the south side of Columbia Way).

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.