American Lake Park Waterfront Access Upgrades

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The City of Lakewood will use this grant to make waterfront improvements at the 5.5 acre American Lake Park. The project will improve water access to the lake by building an ADA accessible walkway to the beach, picnic areas, and existing adjacent boat launch; install a small shelter; replace a deteriorated stone retaining wall and bulkhead; and construct new restrooms and an entry plaza. The primary opportunities provided by this project are passive recreation and water access.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lakewood City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $384,920.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1349

Location Details

From I-5 take the Gravelly Lake Dr. SW exit and head west. Proceed approximately 3/4 mile to Veterans Dr. SW. Turn left and proceed approximately 1 mile. The park is located to the left with parking located off Vernon Ave.

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.