Chinook Park Acquisition

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

Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation (Now Clark County Parks Department) used this grant to acquire 2.19 acres along the Whipple Creek greenway corridor. The property is located east of Chinook Elementary and Skyview High School, on NW 142nd Street east of NW 8th Avenue. Development of this neighborhood park included natural areas and walking trails that preserved existing vegetation and natural character, as well as more traditional neighborhood park features such as open-lawn play areas, tables and benches, along with required frontage improvements (curb, gutter, sidewalk, etc) for the cul-de-sac access to the park. The primary outdoor recreation provided is open play, picnicking, and walking. The park was constructed during the summer of 2014 and open to the public in September.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $155,633.53 Applicant Match: $155,633.53 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1466

Location Details

From I-5 south, take exit 9 for NE 179th Street/Clark County Fairgrounds and Amphitheater. Turn right onto NW 179th Street. Go west about 1 mile and turn left on NW 11th Avenue. Go south for 1.5 miles and turn left on NW 149th Street. Go east a little less than ¼ mile and take the first right on NW 7th Place (if you reach 5th Place, you’ve gone too far). Follow 7th Place until it dead ends at a traffic circle with a grassy area and gazebo in the center. A narrow park entrance between houses is on the south side of the traffic circle. You will see the small footbridge over the creek just inside the park entrance. Latitude: 45 43' 28" Longitude: 122 40' 40"

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.