Sand Point North Shore Development

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

Seattle’s proposal is to develop a major public non-motorized boating facility at the Sand Point North Shore Area, which is located in popular Sand Point Magnuson Park. There are currently no other formalized public facilities that support non-motorized boating recreation and access to the northern end of Lake Washington. As a key component of the City’s Sand Point Magnuson Master Reuse Plan, this proposal will improve boating access to Lake Washington, accommodate people with disability, and provide necessary support amenities and facilities. The proposed improvements includes construction of 3 new docks and 3 new ramps, 1 new float, a boat launching beach, on-land boat storage, a waterfront promenade, picnic area, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and development of an aquatic habitat area as a mitigation requirement of the permitting process. The location of the aquatic habitat is sited away from the location of the new docks and ramps and there is adequate buffer between the two amenities to maintain a good balance for park users.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $450,000.00 Applicant Match: $832,835.82 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1049

Location Details

On I-5 take the 65th NE exit, head east for 5 miles until you reach Sand Point Way. Turn left and enter in the main entrance of the Sand Point Park. Turn left and head north for a 1/3 mile and you are there.

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.