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 agreement is for the acquisition of 4.8 acres for a neighborhood park to serve a residential area with few park amenities. The site is located on a neighborhood trail that is part of a proposed major multi-use trail. The service area is transitional single family residential moving toward higher density residential with few recreational opportunities and no neighborhood park. Future development of the site will feature a playground, picnic facilities, restroom, basketball court, open turf area and limited off street parking. Surveys have indicated a deficit of neighborhood park amenities in the area for 20 years.