Pressentin Park Parking and Day Use Acquisition

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

The Skagit County Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to buy 10 acres, including .38 mile of shoreline on the “Wild and Scenic” designated Skagit River, to expand Pressentin Park, in Marblemount. The 47-acre park is bordered on two sides by the Skagit River and State Highway 20. This purchase will allow the County to develop parking and a day-use area that are removed from the floodplain and land with cultural resources present. It also will allow people to use the park for fishing, eagle watching, and picnicking. In the future, the County plans for the park to include a system of trails for water and wildlife viewing and a bicycle-only camping area. Skagit County will contribute $122,400 in cash and a grant from the state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 122400 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1921

Location Details

Located on the south side of SR 20, 1/4 mile east of Marblemount WA

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.