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 Covington will use this grant to buy the two remaining parcels, totaling 2.25 acres, for a critical expansion of the existing 3-acre SoCo Park. SoCo Park is a neighborhood park located adjacent to the newly developing downtown area of the city between Jenkins Creek and Wax Road, King County. This expansion will provide passive recreation opportunities to neighboring communities such as trails, picnicking, open lawn areas for informal play, play equipment and gathering areas. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project will be passive recreation.