Lake Sammamish Beach Renovation and Boardwalk

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

Project included beach habitat nourishment (two types of aggregate distributed into the water with large telabelt conveyor belt machine), drainage system under beach sand area with four large woody debris habitat structures at ends of each under drain main trunk lines, concrete plank ADA swimming access ramp with handrails, concrete paving, concrete seating walls, concrete curbing, sand box play area with bronze animal sculptures, beach sand, planting and irrigation. Project also included construction of a trail, boardwalk, and interpretive panels leading from Sunset Beach to the mouth of Issaquah Creek, and wetland and shoreline restoration at Sunset Beach.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $1,349,434.00 Applicant Match: $494,104.82 Project Type: Development & Restoration County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1383

Location Details

Lake Sammamish State Park is located within the City of Issaquah, in King County, approximately fourteen miles east of Seattle. From Seattle take Interstate 90 east to Exit 15 (SR-900). Turn left on SR-900 and drive over I-90 to NW Sammamish Road. Turn left on NW Sammamish Road and drive approximately one quarter mile. Turn right into the park entrance.

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.