Log Boom Park Waterfront Access & Viewing

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 Kenmore will use this grant to build a picnic shelter, paths, and beach access points in the 16.4-acre Log Boom Park, along the northern shore of Lake Washington just south of State Route 522 and the regional Burke Gilman Trail. The work will improve public access to the shoreline for wading, launching hand-powered boats, fishing, and nature viewing. The City also will remove invasive plants from the shoreline and wetlands and replant the areas with native plants. Kenmore will contribute $665,917 in a voter-approved levy and potentially a grant from the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kenmore City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $ 665,916.00 Applicant Match: $ 665,917.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1442

Location Details

The 4.31-acre Project Area is located at a 16.40-acre worksite, Parcel 1126049148, which is along the northern shoreline of Lake Washington, in between the lake and State Route (SR) 522. Take I-5 N to WA-522 E/Lake City Way NE to 61st Avenue NE in Kenmore WA. Head south on 61st Avenue NE to NE 175th Street. Head west to 17415 61st Ave NE, Log Boom Park parking lot.

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.