Rhododendron Park Boathouse

Staff Contact

Ann Stanton
Parks Project Manager
(425) 398-8900

Current Status

On October 15, 2018, City Council authorized staff to proceed with design, permits and construction of a 20’x70 boathouse.



The 20’x70’ open-air steel structure will provide a roofed and fenced storage area for rowing shells. The building will sit on a 40’x70’ concrete pad and be enclosed by a 12’-high chainlink fence. Proposed future phases will add a second 20’x70’ bay and enclose the building, adding second story area for exercise machines, meeting and coach space.



In 2017, the City of Kenmore completed a walkway across Rhododendron Park’s wetland, a new boarding float on the river and improved parking facilities nearby. These improvements offer water access for a variety of hand-carried watercraft. Construction of a boathouse to store rowing shells is intended to support both public and Northshore School District rowing programs.



A $250,000 appropriation by Washington State was approved in 2017. A Northshore School District share of $250,000 and less than $10,000 in City funds is budgeted to fund the balance of Phase 1.


Last updated: Thu, 10/25/2018 - 4:25pm