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 acquisition involves the purchase of two parcels totaling 4.48 acres. The parcels are currently leased to the County until May 31,2002, with the County having first option to purchase. The owners would like to see these parcels become a park. They have received numerous offers to purchase from developers since sewer has been installed in the street. The long range master plan identifies the improvements to enhance Wade Park by lowering levee, modifying the drainage ditch by creating a pond, relocating a regional bike path, walkways, picnic hill, picnic shelter, restroom, parking, landscaping, and irrigation.