Marina Beach 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 Edmonds Marina Beach Park acquisition is a two acre regional saltwater access with 500′ of waterfront on the Puget Sound. The owner is UNOCAL and they are selling all of their land holdings in Edmonds. Either this parcel is bought now or sold for development. The large open area is south of the Port of Edmonds. It provides passive regional recreational use for water access, car-top boaters, swimming, marine life / environmental programs, scuba diving, picnicking, playground and other shore related activities. The property is the the last large openspace waterfront parcel in Edmonds. It is the southern link of the waterfront public parks and walkway along the entire Edmonds shoreline.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Edmonds Parks and Recreation Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $900,000.00 Applicant Match: $900,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 21 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1342

Location Details

From Interstate 5 (I-5) travel west on SR 104 exit to Edmonds. Turn west on Dayton Street which becomes Admiral Way as it turns south through the Port of Edmonds. The project site is south of the Port at the end of Admiral Way on the Puget Sound.

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.