Tacoma used WWRP matching funds to develop public walkways, picnic areas and water access points along the Thea Foss Waterway for the thousands of visitors who frequent the area attractions each year.
Green Marker Children's Nature Exploration Area
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District used this grant to create...
47.24249395 -122.49374612
Green Marker Chinese Reconciliation Park Phase 1
The Chinese Garden and Reconciliation Park is a unique multi-phased...
47.27458043 -122.45922022
Green Marker Chinese Reconciliation Park- Phase 2
Tacoma used this grant to build a Chinese picnic shelter,...
47.27456343 -122.45952322
Green Marker Dash Point Public Fishing Pier
This agreement is a cooperative project with Tacoma Metro Park...
47.31900044 -122.42417723
Green Marker Dickman Mill
This aquisition involves the purchase of 3.5 acres of saltwater...
47.27805543 -122.47085722
Green Marker Dickman Mill Development Phase 1
The project will provide water access and public use of...
47.27799743 -122.47102922
Green Marker Franklin Park Development
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District used this grant to renovate...
47.24784056 -122.48089943
Green Marker Northeast Tacoma Acquisition
This aquisition is the purchase of 2.5 acres to provide...
47.29863844 -122.40546923
Green Marker Point Defiance Waterfront Improve.
This project involves the development of a pedestrian trail between...
47.30941543 -122.52285123
Green Marker Shoreline Acquisition
This project is for the acquisition of property along the...
47.27785843 -122.47094822
Green Marker Thea Foss Waterway - 21st Street Park
This project will complete the initial phase of the Thea...
47.24378019 -122.43278881
Green Marker Thea's Park
This project involves the development of three acres of waterfront...
47.26277777 -122.44055555
Green Marker Wright Park Spray and Playground
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District replaced a 50-year-old wading pool...
47.2602547 -122.44906758
Green Marker Point Defiance Missing Link
The Tacoma Metropolitan Park District will use this grant to...
47.3030669 -122.51064038
Red Marker The Peninsula at Point Defiance LP
The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma will use this grant...
47.30564443 -122.50957823
Red Marker Point Defiance Loop Trail - TR
Point Defiance 5 Mile Loop Trail project creates a safe,...
47.30219043 -122.52643223

Note: Not all projects are shown. red = pending, green = funded

27th Legislative District

Tacoma

Proposed WWRP Projects - 2015 2 total projects $3,750,000

Point Defiance Loop Trail - TR - Tacoma MPD - $3,250,000 Point Defiance 5 Mile Loop Trail project creates a safe,...
The Peninsula at Point Defiance LP - Tacoma MPD - $500,000 The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma will use this grant...

WWRP Funded Projects 1990 - Present 14 total projects $10,158,719

Children's Nature Exploration Area - Tacoma MPD - $350,000
Dash Point Public Fishing Pier - Fish & Wildlife Dept - $929,720
Dickman Mill - Tacoma MPD - $570,512
Dickman Mill Development Phase 1 - Tacoma MPD - $500,000
Franklin Park Development - Tacoma MPD - $500,000
Northeast Tacoma Acquisition - Tacoma MPD - $167,486
Point Defiance Missing Link - Tacoma MPD - $2,500,000
Point Defiance Waterfront Improve. - Tacoma MPD - $267,497
Shoreline Acquisition - Tacoma - $2,280,000
Thea Foss Waterway - 21st Street Park - Tacoma Public Works - $300,000
Thea's Park - Tacoma MPD - $366,664
Wright Park Spray and Playground - Tacoma MPD - $453,527

What is the WWRP?

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.

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