Juanita Beach Park Redevelopment
Community members have been enjoying Juanita Beach Park for more than 100 years. The park is on the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland, Washington.
Juanita Beach Park has long served as a recreational facility for the community. When the park suffered a decline in the 1990s because of a lack of county resources, management of the park facilities was transferred to the city. With new management, restored funding helped spur the park’s redevelopment—from environmental and master planning through design and construction.
Tetra Tech worked with the city to lead the environmental planning, civil, and green stormwater infrastructure design that integrated and leveraged the park’s redevelopment opportunities. Beginning with master planning and extending through the final design and construction phases, Tetra Tech provided input to the master planning process in areas such as nearshore sediment loading in Lake Washington, surface hydrology, stream habitat and stream function, civil design of water quality facilities, and civil infrastructure.
The redesigned park enhances connections between park sectors and neighborhoods, providing a sustainable environment for the surrounding communities. The park features a waterfront promenade with shoreline access, restored shoreline areas, and a marsh at the delta of Juanita Creek. The park’s amenities include a swimming beach, restrooms, updated parking lot, and a well-defined pedestrian circulation system that connects to existing crosswalks and adjacent sidewalks from the arterial roadway, park entry, parking lot, waterfront promenade, and pier.