Squire's Landing Park Waterfront and Natural Open Space Access

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
2018-21: Grant Applications, Environmental Review, Design
2020-21: Final Design, Permitting & Bidding
2022-23: Construction


Status Update:


May 15, 2020:

Biological Assessment: This document evaluates potential effects to species and designated critical habitat listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Construction Stormwater NPDES & State Waste Discharge General Permit Public Notice: This park improvement project is receiving coverage under this permit  because it involves 1.5 acres of soil disturbance for this public works project including utilities and landscaping construction activities. The receiving waterbody is the park’s man-made lagoon that is hydraulically connected to Swamp Creek. See attached site plan


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.


Update 3/26/18:

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:


On its Monday, March 19 meeting, Kenmore City Council was presented with a Walkways and Waterways - Squire's Landing Park project update from City staff. See below to view the meeting materials:




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.

Squire’s Landing Park is located at 7353 NE 175th Street in Kenmore. This waterfront park features .65 acres with over 150 lineal feet of shoreline access to the Sammamish River and Swamp Creek in addition to a 40+ acre area of undeveloped open space.  Squire's Landing is host to youth and adult canoe, kayak and dragon boat programs. Squire's Landing is named in honor of Watson Squire, an early Kenmore developer who had visions for a local waterfront park in the early 1900s.


Project Description:

Seven-acre project to improve public water access to the Sammamish River. Improvements will include new elevated walkways, trails, and viewpoints, as well as natural open space and other environmental enhancements. The project will also add new boating facilities including docks, ramps, and staging areas for hand-powered watercraft; parking; and a restroom.

A new float has been installed at Squire's Landing Park, an early success for the remaining improvements that are scheduled for construction in 2023. To view the project page, visit here.


Update (2/7/20)

The Total Project Budget approved by City Council on September 9, 2019 is $7.9 Million.

An update to the budget will be presented to Council, Summer 2020.


Current and future funding sources towards this project include:

  • $5.15 Million Walkways and Waterways Bond Measure
  • $500,000 RCO ALEA Grant
  • $50,000 King County Waterworks Grant
  • KCD Grant Funds
  • State Capital Budget Funds
  • Swamp Creek Basin Mitigation Funds
  • Park Impact Fee Funds
  • Real Estate Excise Tax Funds



Last updated: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 6:34pm