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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lake Forest Park City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 732,875.00 Applicant Match: $ 802,904.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: King Legislative District: 46 Status: Proposed 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.