Friends Landing Trail and Playground Renovation

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 Port of Grays Harbor will use this grant to renovate the playground and trail in the 152-acre Friends Landing Park, which is on the Chehalis River, near Montesano in Grays Harbor County. The Port will replace an outdated playground with one that is accessible to people with disabilities and will replace part of a paved trail that is past its useful life. Trout Unlimited and volunteers designed and developed this park as the first outdoor park accessible to people with disabilities, in Grays Harbor. Port of Grays Harbor will contribute $121,000.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Grays Harbor Port of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 121000 Project Type: Development County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 19 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1754

Location Details

Take Exit 104 to US101 West toward Aberdeen and Port Angeles. Continue on Highway 8. (It will change into US12 for 40 miles.) As you come to Montesano, take the Devonshire Road exit. Turn Right and go over over the highway to the right. Continue along this road and turn left onto Katon Road. Go to the end of the road.

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.