Pierce County projects earn state wildlife, recreation grants
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 $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.