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.
Cowlitz County used this grant to improve facilities at Harry Gardner Park located south of Toutle. A covered pavilion, picnic tables, grills, and ADA access were added to the park. The primary outdoor recreation opportunity provided is camping and day use of covered picnic area.