Hickman Park

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

Edmonds will use this grant to purchase a former school ground for a neighborhood park. Unless other school properties are surplused in the future, this site may be the last, large open space available for parkland. Edmonds has committed to purchase at least half of the site (5.56 acres) to develop as a model neighborhood park to include soccer, a Little League-size field, sport court, play structures, a perimeter path, and other park amenities. Edmonds will contribute $3.7 million in cash and a local grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Edmonds City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $498,066.39 Applicant Match: $3,734,800.61 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 32 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 06-1673

Location Details

Head north of Seattle on I-5 and take Exit 177 west on SR 104. Travel approximately 4 miles and turn left (south) on 100th Avenue W. Turn right (west) on 238th St. SW, and right on 104th Ave. W. The entrance to the former school is past the cemetery on the left.

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.