12 Months of WWRP: Local Parks

February 23, 2023

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 Play for All at Raab Park located on the ancestral lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Suquamish People. The City of Poulsbo is using this grant to construct a fully inclusive playground that includes new playground equipment and numerous sensory stations designed to accommodate physical disabilities and provide a sensory rich experience. The City is creating a playground footprint that features a soft, padded synthetic surface and wheelchair accessible ramps. The new equipment includes specially designed pieces such as a wheelchair-friendly merry-go-round, inclusive teeter-totter, extra-wide slides, and swing seats. This project primarily provides an active recreational experience and it’s projected completion date is 06/30/2024.