Leroy Haagen Memorial Park

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

This project involves development of a 29.5-acre community park in a heavily developed residential area one mile east of the I-205 corridor in the city of Vancouver. This project will develop sports fields, hiking and biking trails, play equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, parking, signing, and lighting. The project is located 2 blocks north of property dedicated for a community center that will include a swimming pool, library, police substation, and other complementary facilities. The city will provide 86% of the total park project cost.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Vancouver Parks, Rec & CS Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,879,815.00 Project Type: Development County: Clark Legislative District: 49 Status: Active Completed RCO Project # 02-1196

Location Details

Take Mill Plain Exit off I-205. Drive east on Mill Plain to 112th Avenue. Drive 1/2 mile north on 112th. Turn east on 9th Street. Drive 1 mile to project site.

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.