Deschutes Falls Park

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

This project acquired a 154-acre site at the headwaters of the Deschutes River in southeast Thurston County. Site features lush forests, grassy meadows, two waterfalls, a 75-foot-deep gorge, and approximately 5,000 feet of frontage on the Deschutes River.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Thurston County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 441,932.40 Applicant Match: $ 441,932.40 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 20 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 92-359

Location Details

Property is located at the end of Bald Hills Road, 18 miles southeast of Yelm, along the Deschutes River, in southeastern Thurston County.

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.