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Ward Lake Acquisition
- Funded in 2009
The Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will use this grant to buy 9 acres on Ward Lake for a public swimming beach. Given that the property may well have been the last site large enough for a community, freshwater swimming area, the city bought the property and is seeking reimbursement. The lake is an aquifer-fed kettle; 66.8 acres in size, and has 1.3 miles of shoreline. The 9-acre property is scheduled for master planning in 2009 with development completed by 2019. The city will contribute $1.5 million voter-approved bonds. (08-1596)
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.