Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

With the support of the San Juan Preservation Trust, Skagit County Parks and Recreation and a Steering Committee of community leaders are working to protect Sares Bluff and make it part of adjacent Skagit County Sharpe Park. This beautiful 37-acre waterfront forest lies next to an extensive wetland on the southwest coast of Fidalgo Island. The project will benefit public recreation by almost doubling the length of existing trails and by protecting significant natural values of Sares Bluff. Sares Bluff is the largest remaining undeveloped, privately-owned marine waterfront parcel on Fidalgo Island. It is also a vital link between the shoreline and inland parcels of Sharpe County Park. Together, Sares Bluff and Sharpe Park will comprise a forest of over 110 acres and almost a mile of natural area shoreline.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 500000 Applicant Match: 600000 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 03-1161

Location Details

At I-5 Exit 230, turn right onto ramp. Keep left to stay on ramp. Turn left (southwest) onto SR-20 (Rio Vista Ave.). Turn left (south) onto SR-20. Turn right (north) onto Rosario Rd. Turn right to stay on Rosario Rd. Property adjacent to Sharpe Park on west side of Rosario Rd.

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.