Eastside Campus Playground & Nature Trails

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

The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma will use this grant to design and develop a network of trails and a 3,000-square-foot play playground and spray-ground in Tacoma’s eastside neighborhood. The playground and spray-ground will be built at First Creek Middle School and the future Eastside Community Center. The trails will connect to Pierce County’s Pipeline Trail. This project will connect eastside residents, a predominantly poor and ethnically-diverse demographic, to nature by trails and a playground between the Pipeline trailhead and Swan Creek Park. The park district will contribute $1 million in voter-approved bonds and a private grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 1000000 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 27 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1867

Location Details

From Interstate -5 (coming from either direction) exiting to take 54th/56th Street exit traveling eastbound, you will travel approximately 3 miles to the work site. The project site will be on the north side of 56th once east of Portland avenue.

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.