Former Wayne Golf Course

Map of Former Wayne Golf Course

Come Enjoy the Former Wayne Golf Course!

There are 89 acres of open space and trails to explore!  Enjoy passive activities such as walking, running, picnicking, bird-watching, legal fishing, biking, drop-in sports such as flag football, soccer, and the like. No organized events are allowed in the open space.

Please stay on the paths in the designated Salmon Habitat area (see map). 

the Former Wayne Golf Course opens 30 minutes before sunrise, and closes 30 minutes before sunset.
Parking is available at the old Golf Course Clubhouse (16721 96th Ave NE), or a short walk down the trail at Blyth Park.
Dogs are allowed in the open space, but must be kept on-leash at all times. Owners are required to pick up after their dogs. Read Bothell's Parks & Leash Laws.
Golf is no longer permitted.
Closed to the public:The clubhouse and house/storage areas east of Waynita Way are currently closed for safety reasons.

Please follow any additional signage posted in the open space area.

Former Front Nine Active Use Area

Feasibility Study & Market Analysis

An initial feasibility study and market analysis is underway to help determine the financial sustainability of building a destination amenity with a public use-component on the Active Use Area on the West side (see map above).  This effort is led by Jeanie Ashe, Economic Development Manager. Please reach out to her with any questions.

Construction Staging for Sammamish River Bridge Retrofit Project

During approximately October 2019 through 2020, this area will be used for construction and construction staging to complete a seismic retrofit of the bridge on 96th Ave NE/Waynita Way. This is temporary and not to be confused with the feasibility study. Check out the project webpage to learn more! 

Have You NotiFlowers at former Wayne Golf Courseced the Improvements to the Landscape and Salmon Habitat?

In May, the Community Church of Seattle helped us tackle some overgrown brush and invasive plants along the edge near the Burke Gilman Trail. In April, we celebrated Arbor Day and volunteers helped plant new trees and gorgeous annuals for some welcome new colors to the parking lot. 

As you enter the open space, you will notice many new signs reminding pet owners to...(more)

Curious about the land, before it was a golf course?

The Bothell Historical Society has shared a few photographs. 

Used with permission from the Bothell Historical Society. Please contact for copyright information.

Open Space Naming & Master Planning Process

Thank you to everyone who submitted name suggestions!  At the April 3, 2018 council meeting, City Council requested an expanded and enhanced naming process. No timeline has been set for a new park name.

Funds have not yet been allocated for the Planning Process.  Check back here in 2020 for an update.

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Deeds & Easements