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.
The City of Fircrest will use this grant to build an outdoor pool. The pool will be in Fircrest Park, near the Roy H. Community Center. The pool will include a 6-lane lap pool with diving well, wading area, and a stand-alone bathhouse. The Fircrest community pool is cherished and sees nearly 100 visitors a day in the summer. The new public pool will meet the needs of all ages and provide a safe place for healthy family fun, swim lessons, and low-impact exercises. Fircrest will contribute more than $3 million in voter-approved bonds, a state appropriation, and potentially a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.