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.
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.