Log Boom Park Waterfront Access and Viewing

Walkways and Waterways



Juanita Drive Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
68th Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access
Log Boom Park Waterfront Access and Viewing
Squire's Landing Park Waterfront & Natural Open Space Access

Staff Contact

Maureen Colaizzi

Parks Project Manager

(425) 398-8900



Current Status:

Current conditions

2017-18: Project Planning and Early Design
2018-20: Grant Applications, Environmental Review, Design
2020-21: Final Design, Permitting & Bidding
2020-22: Construction


March 5, 2020:

Approximately 35 community members attended the Walkways & Waterways Project Update of the 60% Design for Log Boom and Squire’s Landing waterfront projects. The meeting provided an opportunity for the community to listen to a presentation and view design display boards and sample materials. Staff and the design team were available to help answer questions.


February 7, 2020:

On Monday, February 10, 2020, staff will update City Council on the design progress being made and next steps for this project. 


On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:30pm-8:30pm, staff will host an open house to share the design progress with the public.

A postcard is being sent by mail to all households in Kenmore. See the link below for more information.


March 26, 2018:

On Thursday, March 22, the City of Kenmore hosted an Open House on the Walkways and Waterways Squire's Landing and Log Boom Park projects. Thirty-five citizens attended the meeting to learn about project design refinements and engaged with designers and planners to have their questions answered. See below to view the meeting materials:


February 12, 2018:

On February 12, 2018, staff updated City Council on the design progress being made and next steps for this project. 




This project is part of The Walkways & Waterways approved ballot measure, and the result of the City’s “Imagine Kenmore” public outreach initiative. Kenmore residents confirmed that safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists and connecting residents with the City’s public open space and waterfront are top priorities.

Log Boom Park is located at  17415 61st Avenue NE on Lake Washington in Kenmore. This 5.5-acre park provides access to over 1200 lineal feet of shoreline on Kenmore's Lake Washington waterfront. Existing site features include a public dock, the Kenmore History Path, playground, picnic tables, access to the Burke-Gilman Trail, daytime moorage, and restroom facility. The park was renamed Tracy Owen Station after the late King County Councilmember, Tracy Owen. During the summer, enjoy the water by renting kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.


Project Description:

This project will improve public access to Lake Washington including beach expansion, new trails and viewpoints, picnic areas, waterfront pavilion, environmental enhancements, and access for hand-powered watercraft. Project key goals are to improve public access to Lake Washington waterfront and to preserve and enhance ecological functions of existing wetlands and their buffers, as much as possible. 


Update (2/7/20)

Aerial view: Current conditions

The Total Project Budget approved by City Council on September 9, 2019 is $3.18 Million.

Current and future funding sources towards this project include:

  • $3.2 Million Walkways and Waterways Bond Measure
  • $470,575 RCO ALEA Grant 
  • King County Trail Levy Funds
  • Park Impact Fee Funds
  • Real Estate Excise Tax Funds
Last updated: Thu, 03/05/2020 - 2:53pm