Peltola Property Acquisition-South I-90

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 Peltola property would add approximately 14 acres to an existing 35 acres assembled by the City of Bellevue over the last six years for a future community park south of I-90. This property is located in one of the fastest growing residential areas of the City. It is presently used for pastureland and helps form the headwaters to Lewis Creek, an identified salmon spawning stream which flows into Lake Sammamish. In 1992, the IAC participated in the acquisition of the Robertson Property which is now part of the City’s holding adjacent to the subject site.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bellevue Parks & Comm Serv Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 52913 Applicant Match: 2205219 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1096

Location Details

East of SR 405 on I-90 proceed south from Exit 13 on Lakemont Blvd. (up hill) to park site at 5918 Lakemont Blvd SE (across street from Bellevue Fire Station).

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.