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 Lake Forest Park will use this grant to buy land for a park. Five Acre Woods, is a 5.6-acre area that includes a stream, wetlands, hills, and a dense forest. The park design calls for a play area, educational opportunities, walking trails, a picnic shelter, and a parking lot. The city has a rate of 3 acres of park per 1,000 residents, below the national median of 10.5 acres. Along with decreasing the city’s outdoor recreational gap, this project fulfills the city’s mission toward urban forest preservation and restoration and community building. Lake Forest Park will contribute $802,904 in conservation futures and a state grant.