Juanita Bay Park Expansion

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

City secured 2.22 acres of undeveloped Lake Washington waterfront property adjacent to Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland for preservation of Urban Wildlife Habitat habitat and scarce open space. This site contained the last undeveloped shoreline property on Juanita Bay and expanded the public shoreline from 3,450 to approximately 3,700 lineal feet.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kirkland City of Category: Urban Wildlife Habitat WWRP Grant: $200,000.00 Applicant Match: $550,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 45 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 93-122

Location Details

In Kirkland, proceed north on Market Street to 2201 Market Street (Juanita Bay Park). Parcel is at north border of park bordering Lake Washington and Market Street.

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.