Kayak Point Park Day Use Improvement Project

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Snohomish County is working to renovate the day-use portion of this popular, well-loved park. An extensive design process has been ongoing for several years for reconfiguring the day-use area. The proposed design will provide additional recreation space, move parking away from the shoreline, improve the boat launch and make habitat improvements. As part of implementing these changes, park infrastructure will be replaced (e.g. failing water lines and buckling asphalt) and the park will be positioned for many more years of enjoyment.

Park Closure Information

    During construction, the beach and day-use area (including parking lot, picnic shelters, restrooms, pier and boat launch) will be closed to the public. 

    A walking trail down to the beach will be accessible from the campground. 

    There will not be any ADA vehicle or pedestrian access to the beach during construction.

    Beach access within the construction area will not be permitted.

Construction Timeline (Tentative)

  • April 2022 to January 2023 (Phase 1 construction) 
  • October 2023-October 2024 (Phase 2 construction)
  • Due to sensitive fish spawning habitats located off the coast of Kayak Point, the construction must occur during the summer months in, so the park will likely be closed during the peak summer seasons in 2022 and 2024.
  • Alternate boat launches are available in Everett, Marysville, and Camano Island.

Current Status

  • Park staff and design consultant team of experts are preparing the submittal for construction permit review (LDA, Building, Flood Hazard Permit)
  • Shoreline Permit and SEPA determination of non-significance has been issued for public comment. 
  • US Army Corps of Engineers permit has been released for public comment and is under review by US Fish and Wildlife and NOAA Fisheries, as well as Dept. of Ecology.
  • Grant awards for Phase 1 construction from Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) include over $2 million dollars of funding for the boat launch and upland improvements.
  • It is planned that the project will be constructed in a series of phases, due to the overall cost of the project.  Grant funds are being sought currently for Phase 2.

Project Cost and Funding

    Estimated construction cost, Phase 1: $8M

    Estimated construction cost, Phase 2: $10M

Staff Contact

Carol Ohlfs, Principal Planner

6705 Puget Park Drive

Snohomish, WA 98296

Email Carol Ohlfs

(425) 388-6609