Fairview Olmsted Park

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $351,685.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 43 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1248

Location Details

From downtown, head north along Westlake. Turn right at Lake Union (Valley Street). Left on Fairview to Shelby.

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.