Lake Front Property

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 City of Lake Forest Park will use this grant to buy 1.91 acres on the northwest shore of Lake Washington near the city’s center, the Burke-Gilman Trail, and the Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve. The purchase will help the City improve its low ratio of park acres to population while providing public access to the water and walkable park space. The land contains a lawn, about 150 feet of sandy beach, a dock, and the lake. The City will contribute $2.5 million in a local grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lake Forest Park City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $2,603,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,500,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1862

Location Details

Please contact the City before attempting to go on site, so they can allow adequate time to notice the caretaker. The site can be accessed from Beach Drive NE. There are a few off-street parking spots at the frontage of the worksite, but it is usually best to park at City Hall and cross Bothell Way. The worksite is fenced. Access is provided through a coded gate. Follow the walking path past the main house to find the grassed lake frontage area (worksite).

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.