North Bothell Park Acqusition, Shelton View Woods

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

The City of Bothell will use this grant to buy 26 acres owned by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in north Bothell. The land has about 2 miles of informal trails that are used by the public. If not purchased by the City, the land is at great risk of being sold and developed into housing. Forests in cities are rare, especially one near 9,000 students at the University of Washington Bothell campus and 185,000 people within a 10-minute drive. The City has partnerships with three nonprofit groups that support the land purchase: the Friends of the Shelton View Woods, Friends of the North Creek Forest, and OneBothell. Bothell will contribute more than $2.5 million in cash, Conservation Futures, and a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bothell City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 2562500 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 1 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1433

Location Details

Traveling north or south on I 405, take the Bothell Everett Highway exit and proceed south. Turn right onto 240th SW and drive to 7th Avenue West. Turn right and drive to the end of the street, entry to the land is via a trail departing from the street end

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.