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.
Clallam County will use this grant to enhance hiking, horseback riding, and camping at the Dungeness Recreation Area. At the entrance, the County will build a traffic circle, parking, a restroom, picnic shelter, security lighting, and signs. The roads for the two camp loops will be re-paved. To meet the needs of Boy Scouts, church groups, and family reunions, the County will widen and upgrade the group camping area, install utility pedestals for recreational vehicles, add power and lights in the shelter, and upgrade the parking, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. Finally, the County will add walking and equestrian trails, two wildlife viewing areas, and signs. The campsites for hikers and mountain bikers will have improved tent pads. Clallam County will contribute $670,000.