Olmsted/Fairview Park

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

This project is the acquisition of a parcel adjacent to Fairview Avenue on Seattle’s Lake Union. The City plans to establish a small waterfront park with a garden area, interpretive trail, viewpoints, picnic area, and wildlife preserve.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $480,000.00 Applicant Match: $480,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 43 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-059

Location Details

2868 Fairview Ave. E. thru 2912 Fairview Ave. E. From Eastlake Ave. turn west on E. Allison, one block to north on Fairview Ave E. to developed park 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.