Heybrook Ridge, Lower Trail Development, WWRP-LP

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 Snohomish County Department of Parks and Recreation will use this grant to build a half-mile trail and restroom accessible to people with disabilities in Heybrook Ridge County Park. The 144-acre park is on the south side of the Skykomish River, across from the Town of Index. The new trail will travel through a scenic forested region that is rich in history and ecology, along a wetland, and around a historic former lumber mill site. Development will include installation of interpretive signs. Snohomish County will contribute $238,000 in cash, potentially a grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, and donations of cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County Parks Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 194,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 238,000.00 Project Type: Development County: Snohomish Legislative District: 39 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1869

Location Details

From US Highway 2, turn north onto Index-Galena Road, follow for approx. .9 miles and turn into Heybrook Ridge County Park parking lot, just after passing under the railroad bridge. The park entrance is on the south side of Index Galena Road.

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.