Kaiser Woods Acquisition

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 City of Olympia used this grant to acquire 67.68 acres of property to develop a natural open space known locally as Kaiser Woods. The property is located in Southwest Olympia on Park Drive SW, just southwest of Ken Lake. The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be nature trails used for hiking and mountain biking. The City received a waiver to purchase the property and was reimbursed through this grant. This grant funds only the acquisition of the property.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia Parks, Arts & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 516170 Applicant Match: 516171 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 16-1384

Location Details

From US-101, take the Black Lake Blvd exit. Turn left onto Black Lake Blvd SW. Go 0.4 mi. and turn right onto Park Dr. SW. Go 0.5 mi to the end of the road. The site is located at the end of the road at 4323 Park Drive SW.

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.