Wilmot Gateway Park – Development

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

The development of Wilmot Park will create a 5.3 acre riverside park within a dense urban setting which will function as Woodinville’s first and only community park and as a regional park facility along the Sammamish River Trail. Features will include a non-motorized boat launch, a large multipurpose grass play area, and a large covered picnic pavilion providing spaces for year round educational and recreational use and 18 picnic tables. The park will provide a children’s play structure adjacent to a restroom/maintenance building, bike racks, parking for 40 cars, and connective paths linking City and regional trail systems. Situated to provide unobstructed views of the Sammamish River from throughout the site, the project will result in over 700 feet of revegetation and habitat restoration along the Sammamish River bank. Interpretive facilities will describe the historic significance of the site for Native Americans, and turn-of-the century steamboat operations on the Sammamish River.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Woodinville City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,317,137.90 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 1 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1091

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.