Luther Burbank Park Waterfront Renovation Upgrade

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 Mercer Island will use this grant to replace the portion of the dock that serves non-motorized small craft; install overwater stairs, a viewing deck/outdoor classroom and access path; and renovate restrooms in Luther Burbank Park. The City also will expand the cobble beach with a route accessible to people with disabilities, pave the plaza, and add furnishings, landscaping, signs, and art. The primary recreation opporunities provided by this project are water access and non-motorized boating.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mercer Island City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $1,500,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,179,745.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Active RCO Project # 22-1611

Location Details

From Eastbound I-90: Take Exit 7A for 77th Ave SE. Turn left onto 77th Ave SE. Turn right onto North Mercer Way. Turn left onto 81st Ave SE. Turn right onto SE 24th Street. Turn left at the entrance to the park. From Westbound I-90: Take Exit 7 for Island Crest Way. Turn right onto SE 26th St. Turn left onto 84th Ave SE. Continue straight at the park entrance.

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.