Notable LWCF State and Local Park Projects
Mercer Slough in the City of Bellevue - $410,875.00
In 1976, LWCF funding helped establish the Mercer Slough Nature Park, allowing the City of Bellevue to acquire the initial 180 acres of wetlands. The park has grown to 320 acres, protecting Lake Washington's largest remaining wetland. It preserves a natural peat bog ecosystem that is home to over 170 species of wildlife and hundreds of species of plants. The Mercer Slough Nature Park offers educational classes on wetland ecology at its Environmental Education Center, hiking and biking trails, canoe access and blueberry picking in a tranquil, urban setting.
Photo courtesy of Pipers Creek
Swimming pool in the City of Ellensburg - $376,564.00
This project re-constructed a condemned outdoor swimming pool and bathhouse to provide a year round municipal swimming and training pool facility currently unavailable in the Ellensburg area.
Fallen Leaf Lake Park in the City of Camas - $510,150
The LWCF grant supported an acquisition of 55 acres of shoreline, forested uplands and wetlands in north Camas City. Supporting over 77,000 people in a heavely developed area, this project provides opportunities for hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fishing and swimming in an urban setting.
Gasworks Park in Seattle - $500,000
This grant helped support the transformation of Seattle Gas Works into the recreation-cultural facility that has become an infamous and iconic area for the City of Seattle.
Military Hill Park in the City of Pullman - $146,232
This is a joint project between the city and the Pullman High School providing a location and much needed facilities for community recreation and school physical education in the way of tennis courts, ballfields, and exercise trails.