John Gable Park Revitalization

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

Hoquiam will use this grant to refurbish the 25-year-old John Gable Community Park, which is adjacent to the city’s high school. Work will include renovating the restrooms and parking lot; adding playground equipment, a small skateboard facility, foul ball safety netting and batting cages; replacing the backstop chain link; and installing new material on the baseball infields.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Hoquiam City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $148,976.00 Applicant Match: $148,976.00 Project Type: Development County: Grays Harbor Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-90

Location Details

From Olympia exit I-5 at highway 101. Follow the signs to Aberdeen, WA . The highway will change number several times but continue towards Aberdeen. Once in Aberdeen you will find yourself back (numerically) on highway 101. Follow 101 through Aberdeen to Hoquiam. In Hoquiam follow 101 until you cross the bridge then turn left onto state route 109 (the turn off to Ocean Shores). Follow 109 approximately 1 1/2 miles. John Gable Park will be on your right

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.