State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
State Parks will use this grant to purchase 200 acres adjacent to Brooks Memorial State Park. This property will protect the view shed, offer additional trail hiking and equestrian opportunities, and solve a trespass issue with a state park trail that traverses over this property. In addition, it protects important oak habitat and one of the last three regional habitats for state listed threatened western grey squirrel in Washington State. the primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is hiking.