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.
This project is requesting assistance to help the City of Seattle complete the acquisition of 0.53 acres in West Seattle that will be developed into a much needed neighborhood park. There are no other parks within a one mile radius of this site. This property is a flat half-acre site that lies west of the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village. Its acquisition and development into a neighborhood park will address the needs of the increasing population within this urban village, and densely developed single-family residential area to the west that presently has no usable open space within easy walking distance and accessible via major bus routes. Acquisition of this property will complete an action item in the City’s Pro Parks Levy approved by Seattle Citizens and directly address the lack of usable park spaces in one of Seattle’s geographical Urban Villages.