Kayak Point Waterfront Improvements Phase 1

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 Snohomish County Department of Parks and Recreation will use this grant to renovate and develop Kayak Point Park on the eastern shore of the Salish Sea, near Stanwood. The County will renovate the park’s day-use area by moving parking and roads off the shoreline, building a soft-shore berm with native plants, and raising the entire site for long-term sea level rise resiliency. The County also will renovate the fishing pier. The County will contribute more than $2.7 million in cash and a grant from RCO’s Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,702,985.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 10 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1655

Location Details

From I-5, take exit 202. Turn west onto 116th St. NE and take first right onto 34th Ave. NE. Continue to traffic circle and take first exit. At light, turn left onto 136th St. NE. Continue 7.3 miles to stop sign and proceed straight into park.

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.