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 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 The Port will replace an outdated playground with one that is accessible to people with disabilities and will replace part of a paved trail that is past its useful life.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.