Lake Sammamish Property Acquisition

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 Bellevue will use this grant to buy a half-acre on the western shore of Lake Sammamish. The land connects to 1.2 acres of undeveloped, city-owned land on the lake. This is part of a larger project to build Bellevue’s first park on Lake Sammamish, which is surrounded by mostly private land with limited public access points. Bellevue will contribute more than $1.8 million in cash and Conservation Futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellevue City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $1,850,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,843,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 48 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1809

Location Details


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.