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.
Located in the very heart of the Birch Bay community in Blaine, Washington, this development project will complete the initial improvement phase of Birch Bay Beach Park. Proposed improvements include street frontage improvements, pedestrian walkways, picnic tables, enhanced landscaping, signage, and large open flexible grass areas needed to accommodate a wide variety of day use activities and to also stage several large community events. The proposed improvements will promote more public use and enjoyment of the park property, while also better accommodating the many community events that are held on the site currently including the Kite Festival, Sandcastle Competition, Discovery Days, Rollback Days. Future development phases will include parking, public restrooms, picnic shelter and a nature inspired playground.