(Update December 9, 2015)
Starting Monday, December 14, the City will be closing Waverly Beach Park to allow for a major renovation. Construction is anticipated to take up to six months and is being timed so that the park can be reopened in time for the summer of 2016.
Scheduled improvements include a new playground, new picnic shelter, new pathways, shoreline and beach enhancements, repairs to the dock, and drainage improvements to park lawn areas. A construction contract has been awarded to Nordland Construction in the amount of $916,515. Funding for the project is derived from the voter-approved 2012 Kirkland Parks Levy
and the City's Capital Improvement Program
. In addition, funding support for the new picnic shelter has been provided by the Rotary Club of Kirkland and the Kirkland Parks Foundation.
About Waverly Beach Park
Waverly Beach Park
is one of Kirkland’s oldest park facilities, with history dating back to the early 20th
century. In 1932 the property was officially named City Park, but was renamed Waverly Park in 1955. The park is 2.75 acres and is located at 633 Waverly Park Way.
On the shores of Lake Washington, Waverly Beach is a popular destination for Kirkland residents and features a swimming beach, pier, playground, picnicking amenities, restroom, and parking. Fishing and non-motorized boating are popular year-round activities in the park.