Squire’s Landing Float Replacement

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 City of Kenmore will use this grant to replace a dilapidated float and improve access for people with disabilities in Squire’s Landing Park. The float is on the Sammamish River, a half-mile upstream of Lake Washington, and is used by people using hand-carry boats such as kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards. A functioning float will increase opportunities for much-needed access to prime paddling opportunities in a densely-populated area with few water access points. This site is ideally-suited for young and inexperienced paddlers. It is a quarter-mile walk from more than 200 apartment and condominium homes and has easy bus access. This project will support a growing kayak and paddling program whose participants include paralympic athletes that compete at the world level. Kenmore will contribute $83,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Kenmore City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 83000 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1603

Location Details

From Olympia, Follow I-5 N and I-405 N to WA-522 W in Bothell. Take exit 23 from I-405 N 1 h 13 min (72.5 mi) Follow WA-522 W to 68th Ave NE in Kenmore 8 min (3.1 mi) Turn Left on 68th Ave NE Turn Left on 175th St Turn Right into driveway at 7353 NE 175th St Kenmore, WA 98028 Follow driveway to gravel parking area

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.