Lions Park Sprayground

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Olympia City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: $ 1,095,500.00 Project Type: Development County: Thurston Legislative District: 22 Status: Proposed RCO Project # 18-1528

Location Details

From I-5 southbound: Take exit 107 for Pacific Avenue. Turn right onto Pacific Ave SE. Turn left onto Boulevard Rd SE. Turn right onto 7th Ave SE. Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto Wilson St SE. From I-5 northbound: Take exit 107 for Pacific Avenue. Turn left onto Pacific Ave SE. Turn left onto Boulevard Rd SE. Turn right onto 7th Ave SE. Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto Wilson St SE.

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.