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 City of Olympia will use this grant to buy 4.89 acres for a neighborhood park in northeast Olympia near single and multifamily housing and numerous medical offices. The 22-mile Chehalis Western Trail, a regional multiuse trail, is nearby. This neighborhood park likely will include a small parking lot, playground, sport court, and walking loop trail. Olympia will contribute $111,180.