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 City of Washougal is will use this grant to improve the George Schmid Memorial Park by building a third field, lighting three fields, constructing a restroom and storage building, and providing running water and a drinking fountain. For the past 12 years, participants and spectators have relied on portable restrooms and this project will install supporting water, sewer, and electrical services. This project also will add security lights to enhance safety for a newly paved parking area. This is the third phase of development for this park. Washougal will contribute more than $1.7 million in cash, potentially a grant from the state Youth Athletic Facilities program, and donations of cash.