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 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.