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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lakewood City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: 571312 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Active 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.