The City of Bellevue use this grant to develop a waterfront park on the shore of Lake Washington’s Meydenbauer Bay in Bellevue and improve the area for fish. The City will redevelop and expand a swim beach; add a curved pier to protect the swimming area and provide moorage for non-motorized boats and views of the city; build a shoreline promenade and a boat launch for canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized boats; and build picnic and sunning areas. To make environmental improvements, the City will remove armoring on 660 feet of shoreline, restore the shoreline to a natural state, open about 500 feet of a piped stream, develop an estuary-like shallow pool at the outflow to cleanse storm water and improve fish habitat, remove invasive plants, and replant the area with native plants. The work will provide substantial recreational access to what has been largely privately owned.
Grant Amount: $500,000
- Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account