Fort Steilacoom Park Trail Access Upgrades

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

Access improvements for this project within Fort Steilacoom park have included a new parking lot at the SE corner of the park, newly paved asphalt trail, new landscaped areas with native trees and prairie flora, a new restroom facility and plaza adjacent to a central existing parking facility, utility improvements, site furnishings, and informational signage. These improvements have greatly improved access in and around the park, access to restroom facilities within the park, and enhanced park users experience through landscape improvements.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lakewood City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $571,312.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 18-1923

Location Details

From I-5 take the Bridgeport exit, (Exit # 124). Head north on Bridgeport Way SW to Steilacoom Blvd SW. Head west on Steilacoom Blvd SW to 87th Ave SW. Turn left on 87th Ave SW and the park entry is on the right. Proceed within the park on Waughop Lake Rd to Angle Lane

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.