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.
The scope of this project was the construction of a children’s spray park and approximately 1,000 lineal feet of boardwalk through a wetland. These were the last two elements to be built in the extremely popular Kiwanis Park, located in the densest neighborhoods of Mount Vernon. The approximate 1,200 SF proposed spray park is located in the center of the park and is an extremely popular attraction, complementing the existing uses of open grassy areas, little league field, picnic shelter and restrooms. The Boardwalk Trail serves as the main pedestrian connection between the park and several multi-family housing complexes as well as an interpretive feature for all park users. Interpretive elements are located along the boardwalk addressing the wetland habitat. The boardwalk is constructed with an extremely light footprint and of durable materials. The boardwalk is 5′ wide due to COA SF restrictions. The grade and surfacing is completely ADA accessible and the final design included two bump-outs to accommodate wheelchairs passing. The public could not be happier with this project and users in the summer number in the high-hundreds.