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 Snoqualmie will use this grant to develop an all-inclusive play area within Centennial Fields Park. No parks in the city or valley are designed for all-inclusive play. Centennial Fields is next to Snoqualmie Elementary School, which houses the special education team, which serves more than 500 elementary school students. The park will offer 15 play equipment pieces, including ramps for wheelchair access, equipment for those with mobility impairments (spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy), and tactile and musical equipment for youth who are autistic or have sight impairments. The City also will designate parking spaces for people with disabilities and installing perimeter fencing. Snoqualmie will contribute $495,400 in cash and local and private grants.