Wayne Sammamish Riverfront Regional Park

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 Bothell will use this grant to buy 3 acres at the north end of Lake Washington for the Wayne Sammamish Riverfront Regional Park. The land is part of the 89-acre Wayne Golf Course, which Bothell, Forterra, King County, and One Bothell are trying to protect for public access to a mile of the Sammamish River. Since 1931, the Wayne Golf Course has been an important privately-held open space in the Sammamish River Valley. Positioned near State Route 522, the Burke-Gilman Trail, the Tolt Pipeline Trail, and the Samammish Riverfront Trail, the land is a scenic view corridor enjoyed every day by travelers and local residents, while also providing a recreational opportunity, a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife, and a host of water resource functions. This greenway possesses great value to the people of Bothell, King County, and the state of Washington. Bothell will contribute more than $2.2 million in cash, Conservation Futures, and a state grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bothell City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 2230000 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 1 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1435

Location Details

From I-405 take the SR522 exit and proceed west. Go through downtown Bothell and turn left on 96th Ave NE. Follow street past Red Brick Road Park and take the next right into the golf course 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.