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 Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department will use this grant to build a sprayground at Lions Park. The City also will modify the park shelter to allow better access to the sprayground, build walkways accessible to people with disabilities, improve the parking, and install new drainage infrastructure and lighting. The project will help relieve demand at the city’s only other sprayground, the Heritage Park Fountain. Olympia will contribute more than $1 million.