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 Lakewood will use funds to improve access on the southeast end of Fort Steilacoom Park, a 350 acre regional park. The purpose of this work will be to provide new and upgraded access to amenities within the park. Work under this grant proposal will provide a new paved parking area; two trail head developments; improved trail surfacing; new pedestrian trails; expansion of the Discovery Trail interpretive program; a restroom building; and associated signage, landscaping and site furnishings. The primary opportunity provided by this grant is passive recreation.