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 this grant to improve access on the southeast end of Fort Steilacoom Park, a more than 350-acre regional park in Lakewood. The City also will pave a parking area, improve two trailheads and trail surfacing, add new pedestrian trails, expand the Discovery Trail interpretive program, and add a restroom, signs, landscaping, and site furnishings. The improvements will provide new and upgraded access to park amenities, including a 24-acre dog park, 30-acre Waughop Lake, a historic cemetery and barns, sport fields, and event venues. Lakewood will contribute $571,312 in cash and donations of cash.

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: Proposed 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.