Five Acre Woods – City of Lake Forest Park

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 Lake Forest Park successfully purchased 5.6 acres of urban forested land in 2017 that consists of: a stream, wetlands, hills and dense tree canopy. The City secured a waiver of retroactivity from RCO and processed an interfund loan through the Sewer Capital Fund to make the purchase of this property happen because of the threat of development and timeline proposed. Since the purchase of this property, the park property was officially named Five Acre Woods. Many community members volunteer monthly at this park participating in steward lead work parties or Eagle Scout Projects working hard to restore this forested area and tackle its invasive weeds problem.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lake Forest Park City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $232,875.00 Applicant Match: $802,904.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 1 Status: Active RCO Project # 18-1962

Location Details

From Bothell Way/SR522, proceed north on Ballinger Way/SR104. In 0.4 mi, when Ballinger Way bends to the left, proceed straight, onto 40th Pl NE. Proceed 0.5 mi on 40th Pl NE. Park in the pull out area on the west side of 40th Place NE, about 100-feet north of the junction with 45th Place NE. Walk west immediately into the wooded parcels proposed for acquisition and development.

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.