Sweetwater Creek Waterwheel Park

Artist's conception of the proposed park

Description.

This project includes acquisition and cleanup of a 0.9 acre riparian and upland habitat parcel, waterwheel restoration, new stream channel excavation to create fish access through a bypass around the waterwheel pond, natural playground, picnic shelter, restroom and parking lot development, with an ADA accessible loop trail around the waterwheel pond which includes a fishing dock and interpretive signage

Sponsor.

Pacific Northwest Salmon Center WEBSITEClick to open pnwsalmoncenter.org in a new window

Location.

Immediately South of Belfair Elementary School (22800 block of SR3) MAPClick to open a location map in a new window

Progress

Completed.

Conceptual and preliminary design

Work in progress.

Grant writing underway

Target completion.

TDB

Estimated cost.

TBD

Funding sources.

Private donors have committed to $300,000 to date. WWRP application for the Riparian Protection category was submitted for consideration during the 2017 legislative session

Other potential sources of funding.

The Port of Allyn is a potential project partner. Other sources of funding include federal Recreational Trails Program Funding and other WWRP categorie

Challenges.

The property is the site of a UST removal project from 2007 and was entered into the Department of Ecology's voluntary cleanup program (VCP). Due to elevated levels of natural arsenic in the groundwater, the property was never removed from the VCP list of known sites where there is potential contamination. Further groundwater sampling is necessary
 Sweetwater Creek Water Wheel Park Master Plan
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