The City of Bellevue used a grant to develop a waterfront park on the shore of Lake Washington’s Meydenbauer Bay. The City made the waterfront better for people and for fish!
The City expanded a swim beach and built a shoreline promenade and picnic and sunning areas.
For boaters, the City added a boat launch and built a curved pier where canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized boats can moor. The pier also protects the swimming area.
To improve the area for fish, the City removed armoring on the shoreline and returned it to a more natural state. The City also opened part of a piped stream and developed a shallow pool at the stormwater outflow to cleanse the water before it enters the bay. In addition, the City improved fish habitat, removed invasive plants, and replanted the area with native plants.
The work opened up the waterfront, which has been largely privately owned.
See project details.