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.


Description: 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.


Background: 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.


Funding: 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.


You may see construction activity under the bridge in this area.  Learn more about Northshore Utility District work happening October - March 2019.  


Phase 1 Boathouse Concept, Site Plan, Future Boathouse Concept

Last updated: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:17am