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.
The site is on the northeast shore of Lake Union. The master plan displays a water access park with upland facilities that include view points, open space and picnicking areas along with parking. One of the major features of the project will be to provide pedestrian access from the higher elevation along Fairview Avenue to the water. One of the major values of this project lies in creating land for recreation along a lake front that is largely in private ownership and commercial use.