Fischer Pocket Park Redevelopment

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 City of Snohomish will use this grant to design and redevelop Fischer Pocket Park in Snohomish. The City will replace a deteriorated play structure with new play equipment, and add a drinking fountain, bench, and landscaping. The park is within walking distance of about 70 homes where more than 25 percent of the population are older than 65 and 12 percent are over 85 years old. The park’s restoration will encourage walking and enhance the health of those at highest risk of lacking access to recreation facilities such as women and older residents. Snohomish will contribute $38,200 in cash and staff labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 38200 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 44 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1995

Location Details

From City of Snohomish City Hall: Start out going north on Union Ave toward 2nd; Turn right onto Avenue D Street; Turn right onto 13th Street; Turn right onto Madrona Drive and Fischer Pocket Park will be on the right.

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.