Pierce County projects earn state wildlife, recreation grants —

Pierce County projects earn state wildlife, recreation grants

By Mike Boyd
Business Examiner

Eight Pierce County projects have received funding through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Peninsula Metropolitan Park will use the $1.26 million DeMolay Property Acquisition grant to protect shoreline on Fox Island from development and to create a park that will provide waterfront access.
The City of Sumner will use the $979,000 Sumner Urban to Mountain Trail grant to build the missing link for 38 continuous miles of trail from Seattle's Interurban Trail to the Foothills Trail.

The $587,372 Nisqually State Park-Acquisitions grant will be used to purchase two properties immediately outside of Nisqually State Park that are scheduled for development.

The City of University Place will use the $750,000 Leach Creek grant to create a community park with playfields, picnic shelters and walking paths.

The Town of Eatonville will use the $700,000 Bud Blancher Memorial Trail grant to create a multi-use trail that connects to the University of Washington's Pack Forest.

The City of Tacoma will use the $500,000 Franklin Park Development grant to improve the existing park and replace a wading pool with a spray ground.

Pierce County will use the $125,000 Frontier Park Renovation-Inclusive Playground grant to replace unsafe playground equipment.

Pierce County also will use the $100,000 Playground by the Sound grant to build a community playground within the local trail system at Chambers Creek Properties.
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