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.
The City of Lynnwood will use this grant to acquire 1.77 acres of land on the eastern shore of Sprague’s Pond, located within the City of Lynnwood in south Snohomish County. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is passive recreation including fishing and wildlife viewing.The property is one of only two water bodies located within the city limits of Lynnwood and contains 461 linear feet of shoreline, which is rare in this urban area. Just under half of the site is open water. The project goal is to transform the adjacent Sprague’s Pond Mini-Park into a regional destination for trout and Largemouth bass fishing.