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.
This is a joint project between Thurston County and Dept.. of Fish/Wildlife to acquire a 50 acre park and boat launch facility on Henderson Inlet in NE Thurston County. This project would acquire the upland 40 acre parcel. The site is located in an area not currently served by other public recreation opportunities. It offers vast open areas with pristine forests, its own spring-fed pond, the topography suitable for picnic areas, play fields, group picnic sites, support facilities and other amenities. The site would provide the only public access to Henderson Inlet. There is a high need for a regional park site in NE Thurston County that provides public access to the marine shoreline, is adjacent to boating opportunities, provides picnic areas and trails and allows for a diversity of active recreational uses. This project would address that need effectively.