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.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to redevelop the picnic area at Sunset Beach in Lake Sammamish State Park. The project includes one large and two smaller picnic shelters, a new lawn and trees, and a portion of a wide, paved esplanade that will eventually connect Sunset Beach to the park’s other beach, Tibbets Beach. This project is a key part of an overall redevelopment of Sunset Beach, six phases of which have been completed or are currently underway. The primary recreational opportunity is picnicking and other general day use activities.