South Lake Union Navy 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

This is a shoreline acquisition project involving 8 acres of upland and tidelands on Puget Sound in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. The property that has become available includes extensive shorelines for water access and aquatic recreation. It is easily accessible by bike, car, and bus as it is just a mile north of downtown. The surplusing of this prime land by the Port of Seattle represents an extremely rare opportunity to significantly increase water access for Seattle residents and visitors.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $2,400,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 36, 43 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1214

Location Details

Parking access is available off Westlake Avenue North at 9th Avenue North. Off-street parking is between Westlake Avenue North and Lake Union.

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.