Lakeside Park Renovations

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 Chelan Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to renovate Lakeside Park, which provides significant public access to Lake Chelan. Currently, there are conflicts between swimmers and boaters. The City will move the T-dock and add swim platforms, swim float lines, safety equipment, signs, and buoys to make the area safer. The City also will add more parking in the park to reduce the number of visitors who park illegally along the highway. The City will enhance the non-motorized boat launch area, replenish beach sand, create a continuous swim area to increase the park’s functionality and appeal. Finally, the City will replace the restroom with a larger building to accommodate more people, make the sidewalks accessible to people with disabilities, and landscape. Chelan will contribute $444,106.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Chelan Parks & Rec Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $ 666,158.00 Applicant Match: $ 444,106.00 Project Type: Development County: Chelan Legislative District: 12 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1653

Location Details

From Wenatchee, travel north on Hwy 97A for approximately 38 miles. As you enter the city limits of Chelan, turn left onto Johnson Place, where you will enter the park on the left side of the road. Continue down the hill and bear right at the "T" which is West Terrace Avenue. The park will continue on the left-hand side.

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.