LBA Woods Boulevard Rd. Parcel 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 Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will use this grant to buy 59 acres to expand a community park, known locally as LBA Woods. Acquiring the land will conserve one of the last large unprotected forested areas in the city. This property was purchased under a Waiver of Retroactivity and a payment is due in 2019. Olympia will contribute more than $4.6 million in voter-approved bonds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 4,684,834.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1251

Location Details

From the Amhurst St. parking lot at LBA Park (3500 Amhurst St. SE, Olympia) follow the park perimeter trail south along the western boundary of LBA Park. At the southwest corner of LBA park there is a break in the fence which is an informal entrance into the Boulevard Road LBA Woods parcel.

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.