Clean Water
Facility Project

Windjammer Park Improvements

Updating the Cornerstone of Oak Harbor’s Waterfront

Siting the Clean Water Facility in Windjammer Park presented a unique opportunity to develop a long-term plan for the park, integrating existing and new elements into this special community space. Design of the first phase of the Windjammer Park Integration Plan (“Phase 1” shown below in blue) is complete and construction on new park elements has started. Restoration of Windjammer Park is required for mitigation from the construction on the Clean Water Facility. Phase 1 of the Windjammer Park Integration Plan will accomplish this restoration and pave the way for future updates in the park. Learn more about Phase 1, the Windjammer Park Integration Plan, and how community feedback is shaping the park below.

Current Phase: Phase 1

Construction on Phase 1 park elements will be complete at the end of June 2019.

Phase 1 park elements include:

  • Splash park
  • Basketball and pickleball courts
  • New kitchen and restrooms
  • Improved landscaping and lawn areas
  • Public plaza for community events

Phase 1 milestones:

January 2017: 165 Oak Harbor community members gave feedback on the first phase of detailed Windjammer Park design and future construction.
March 2017: Design team reached preliminary design, incorporating community feedback in multiple areas.
July 2017: Design team reached intermediate design.
August 2017: Design team asks the community for their thoughts on the updated design.
October 2017: Design team completes design of Phase 1 park improvements.
Spring 2018: Construction begins on Phase 1 park elements.
Spring 2019: Phase 1 park elements open to the public.

Future phases will be designed and constructed as funding is available.

The Big Picture: Windjammer Park Integration Plan

The Windjammer Park Integration Plan (WPIP) is the overarching plan that is guiding the future programming of Windjammer Park.

City Council approved the Windjammer Park Integration Plan on June 7, 2016. The plan is based on a six-month public process that gathered feedback from the community, through a Community Advisory Group and two public open houses. You can view the full plan here and the document appendices here.

Contact Us

Have questions about the Windjammer Park Integration Plan? Contact the project team at 360-279-4752 or


Meeting summaries, City Council presentations, and relevant documents can be found below.

April 18, 2017 - City Council adopts 30% design for Windjammer Park Phase 1

Agenda bill


January 12 - 26, 2017 - Public feedback gathered on the first phase of Windjammer Park design

Online open house

Open house presentation (below)


June 7, 2016 - Windjammer Park Integration Plan approved by City Council



May 25, 2016 – Proposed concept presented to Oak Harbor City Council


Presentation (below)

May 5, 2016 – Community advisory group meeting 5


Presentation (below)

April 27, 2016 – Update at City Council workshop on Windjammer Park Integration Plan


March 29, 2016 – Community advisory group meeting 4 and public open house



Presentation (below)

March 23, 2016 – City Council Workshop discussed an update on the Windjammer Park Integration Plan


February 4 – Community advisory group meeting 2 and public open house



WPIP handout

Presentation (below)

January 20 – Community advisory group meeting 1

Agenda Summary

Presentation (below)

December 16 – City Council Workshop discussed the Windjammer Park Integration Plan


Presentation (below)

November 18 – City Council Workshop discussed a high level overview of the process that will be used to develop the Windjammer Park Integration Plan


October 28 – City Council Workshop debuted the proposal to create a Windjammer Park Integration Plan, which will develop a long-term plan vision for the park


Community Advisory Group Members

The following community advisory group members were selected based on their expertise and interest in the project:

  • Franji Christian
  • John Fowkes
  • Karla Freund
  • Greg Goebel
  • David Goodchild
  • Mike Horrobin
  • Hal Hovey
  • Ferd Johns
  • Kristi Krieg
  • Cheryl Lueder
  • Erik Mann
  • Jonathan Phillips
  • Melissa Riker
  • Norvin Stanley
  • Kara Vallejo
  • Jes Walker-Wyse
  • Michael Wright

Community Advisory Group Schedule

The community advisory group met in Oak Harbor from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Meeting 1 – January 20, 2016, Whidbey Island Bank Building

Meeting 2 – February 4, 2016 (Public Open House), Elks Lodge

Meeting 3 – March 8, 2016, Whidbey Island Bank Building

Meeting 4 – March 29, 2016 (Public Open House, Elks Lodge

Meeting 5 – May 5, 2016, Whidbey Island Bank Building