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.
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.