Wilmot Gateway Park – Acquisition

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

This acquisition secured a key parcel for the new city’s first park. Site is adjacent to State Route 202 and King County’s Sammamish River regional trail. Future development may include interpretive facilities, a non-motorized boat launch, picnic areas, and equestrian and pedestrian trails.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Woodinville City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $495,500.00 Applicant Match: $1,169,864.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 1 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-068

Location Details

Take I-405 north from Bellevue to SR 522, the Bothell/Monroe Exit. Turn east toward Monroe and take the first exit (Woodinville Exit) south into downtown Woodinville. Just south of the intersection of NE 175th Street and Sr. 202 (131st Ave.) the site is the vacant lot between a Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant and multi family housing adjacent to the Sammamish River.

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.