Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
This month’s featured project is Swadabs Waterfront Park on the Swinomish Reservation. A natural playground for youth was constructed at Swadabs Park behind the large cedar hat pavilions. Work included: landscape and design development; cultural resources assessment by the Tribal Historic Preservation Office; site preparation, grading, and landscape improvements; and, playground and path installation. This playground installation included: engineered wood mulch under all equipment; step climber and cargo net; log climbing area; climbing wall and double slide; swinging step apparatus; sand play area surrounded by log end step border; log archway; and paved trail connector to Social Services and Youth Center through the playground to the rest of Swadabs Park.