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.
Development that builds a community picnic and water-play recreation feature in the east end of Columbia Park, a 380-acre regional waterfront park. Changes include remodeling an existing restroom to code; constructing a group picnic shelter; horseshoe court; a trail segment to connect to a riverfront trail; zero-depth aquatic spray playground; and related amenities. The new features are in a 15-acre family use area, adjacent to a fishing pond, play structure, and improved parking. The improvements will provide for accessible group picnic activities and safe water play. Volunteer efforts will commit funds and time to the project.