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 involves the phase 1 development of a 49 acre regional park at the site of the historic WDFW Vancouver Trout Hatchery, which was built by WPA crews in 1938/39. The project site includes 31 acres owned by WDFW and 18 acres owned by Clark County. The property is located near the Columbia River in south-central Vancouver and will serve an urban area population of over 200,000. Improvements will include picnic tables, picnic shelter, children’s play equipment, and bike trails, parking and restrooms. This project provides a unique opportunity to for a wide range of outdoor recreation facilities at the site of an operating, historically important fish hatchery. The project will serve a wide range of age groups and will provide high-quality fishing opportunities for physically challenged youth and adults in ponds located on the property.