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.
Bellevue will use this grant to construct a 14,000-square-foot, lighted outdoor skate park in Highland Park. The skate park will accommodate all skating types and skill levels, and will include a skate bowl and simulated street features, such as hand rails, ramps, steps and grinding rails. This will be the first free, full-service, community-wide skate park in Bellevue.