Central Park

Category Overview

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.

Project Highlights

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District will use this grant to buy 19 acres in the Winslow area for a community park. On Madison Avenue, across from the high school and aquatic facility, the land contains a ravine and wetland, and will link existing parks with the regional Sound to Olympics Trail. The project is supported by the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, the Bainbridge Island Park Foundation, and other organizations. The park district will contribute more than $4.1 million in voter-approved bonds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Bainbridge Island MPRD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 4122900 Project Type: Acquisition County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1992

Location Details

From Coleman Dock, downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island - Seattle ferry, debark Bainbridge Island, north on SR#305, left at the second light onto High School Rd. west one block and north at the traffic circle one half block to vacant land on right.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.