We’re thrilled to announce that today we’ve purchased 39 acres of Wayne Golf Course’s Back 9 and have entered an agreement to soon purchase the 50-acre Front 9 in order to permanently preserve the area with trails for biking and hiking, space for flying kites and having a picnic, and a river teeming with salmon and steelhead. This move will prevent the anticipated development of 126 homes, protecting critical Chinook salmon habitat in the Sammamish River and providing much needed parkland for the fast-growing population. The park-to-be is along the Burke-Gilman, so all of King County will have access, too. Read the press release here >
Our purchase of the golf course tees up the 89-acre property for permanent protection as parkland. But we financed its purchase with a loan and we have limited time to pay it back.
KING 5: Bothell golf course to be saved from development (clip below)
The Seattle Times: Conservation group reaches deal to buy Bothell golf course
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter: King County partners with Forterra, Bothell residents to preserve Wayne Golf Course