Mackie Park 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

This project acquired a 6.44-acre neighborhood park located in a heavily developed residential area in northeast Vancouver known as Sifton. The neighborhood is fully developed, and the project site provides the only opportunity in the service area for a neighborhood park that meets the minimum size standard of 3 acres. The property consists of a flat open meadow, with no wetlands or other limiting conditions. Future improvements will include informal open play fields, walking trails, children’s play equipment, picnic tables, and sports court.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Clark County of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $469,571.00 Applicant Match: $469,572.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 21-Jun

Location Details

I-5 south to I-205 south; Exit at Padden Parkway, head east approx. 2 miles; Right (south) onto NE 117th Avenue (SR-503); Left (east) onto NE 76th Street; Left (north) onto NE 130th Avenue; Subject property on right-hand (east) side of NE 130th, between NE 83rd ann 85th Streets.

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.