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.
The City of Bellevue acquired a 0.54 acre private parcel which will be developed as part of the first public city-owned park on Lake Sammamish. This acquisition expands and connects with 1.2 acres of city-owned park property on Lake Sammamish that has not yet been developed for public access, and may connect in the future to the 90-acre Weowna Park located across the West Lake Sammamish Parkway. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is non-motorized water access on the western shores of Lake Sammamish.