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.
King County DNR and Parks will use this grant to develop a trailhead at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, a 3,100-acre park located in Issaquah, King County. This grant will allow King County DNR and Parks to develop a parking lot, restroom building, trail connections, and park amenities at the trailhead location off of Newport Way NW, the only one to serve the northeast quadrant of the park. The project will further connect to the existing Big Tree Ridge Trail that links to the park’s 36-mile trail network. The primary recreation supported by this grant is nonmotorized trail recreation.