Civic Park Development

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 City of Edmonds will use this grant to develop Civic Park, an 8 acre park, located in downtown Edmonds. Development will include upgrading the athletic fields, playground, skatepark, and tennis court. Additional development will include pathways, an outdoor fitness zone, multi-use sport court, gathering plaza, picnic area and restroom. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project will be active recreation. The City recently purchased this park site, from the Edmonds School District in 2015, with help from a WWRP Local Parks acquisition grant. In 2016, the City implemented a robust public process to master plan this property. The Civic Park Master Plan embraces the potential of this downtown park to contribute to a sense of community identity and civic pride while promoting active, healthy lifestyles, energizing the local economy and bolstering the city’s growing reputation as a destination on Puget Sound. The legacy of the park as an iconic place for active and passive recreation, gathering, celebration and enhanced daily life is intended to serve Edmonds for generations to come.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Edmonds City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: 11565433 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 21 Status: Merged RCO Project # 18-1370

Location Details

This is located between 6th and 7th avenues, and between Daley and Bell Streets in downtown Edmonds.

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.