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 Edmonds will use this grant to develop Civic Park, an 8-acre park in downtown Edmonds. Development will include upgrading the athletic fields, playground, skate park, and tennis court. Other components will include pathways, an outdoor fitness zone, multi-use sport court, gathering plaza, picnic area, and restroom. Edmonds will contribute more than $11.5 million in a state appropriation, cash, council bonds, a local grant, potentially grants from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and state Youth Athletic Facilities program, and donations of cash.