Glendale Forest Acquisition and Development

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 King County Parks and Recreation Division will use this grant to buy and develop a 5-acre urban forest threatened to be developed into apartments in a Glendale neighborhood, which has no public parks or greenspace. The purchase will protect a mature forest, wetlands, and a year-round stream that provides habitat for songbirds, raptors, and amphibians. The County will build a half-mile trail and install a bridge across the stream, kiosks, interpretive signs, and benches. Three blocks from an elementary and middle school, the forest is surrounded by homes and large apartment complexes. The County will contribute $433,564 in cash and Conservation Futures.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $407,500.00 Applicant Match: $433,564.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: King Legislative District: 33 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1532

Location Details

Head north on Highway 509, take S 128th St. exit, turn right. Turn left on 8th Ave S and head north to 103XX 8th Ave s.

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.