West Poulbso Waterfront 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 Poulsbo will us this grant to buy 3.1 acres of the last available, undeveloped, low bank waterfront on Liberty Bay for a park. The City envisions a park with a least three designated locations for getting to the bay from a path that runs along the shoreline. Additional opportunities will be available for launching personal watercraft, shellfishing, beachcombing, fishing, swimming, bird watching, and walking. The park also will protect habitat in a half-acre of low and high marsh waterfront and a half-acre of shoreline buffer. The City will restore a half-acre of degraded wetland and about 200 feet of degraded shoreline buffer. The land is used by several priority species including Chinook, Coho and Chum salmon; steelhead; searun Cutthroat Trout; sand lance; butter and native littleneck clams; Olympia oysters; and a variety of birds including herons, ospreys, bald eagles, and waterfowl. Poulsbo will contribute $400,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Poulsbo City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 400000 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-2006
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Location Details

From SR3 northbound take Finn Hill Poulsbo exit. Then east on Finn Hill Road to Viking Avenue, then south on Viking Avenue 1 mile to Liberty Road. Then left on Liberty Road 500-ft to 5th Avenue and project site.

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.