Meydenbauer Park Shoreline Access Development

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

Work completed includes: Demolition of structures, Shoreline and habitat restoration, shoreline public access incl. public swim beach, pedestrian pier, small non-motorized boat launch, new parking areas and parking improvements, site grading including poured-in-place and rock terrace retaining walls, ravine and daylighted channel construction, utility infrastructure incl. stormwater, sewer, water and electrical systems, 2ea viewing platforms and 3ea viewpoint, children’s play area, benches, pathways concrete and crushed rock, 20foot wide promenade, beach house building with restrooms, changing rooms and life guard facilities, lawn areas and meadow hillside, and native plantings. Work was completed in accordance with scope outline in grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellevue City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $187,036.00 Applicant Match: $6,199,642.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 48 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1965

Location Details

Head west on Bellevue Way from Bellevue Square and adjacent Downtown Park, both on Bellevue Way in central Bellevue. Turn west (right) onto Main Street and continue several blocks to 99th Ave NE. Turn left. The Bellevue Marina will be on your left, and that is the best place to park. The properties on the right are the work site.

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.