Mary Rogers Pioneer Park, City of South Bend

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 City of South Bend will use this grant to develop a pocket park at the intersection of Willapa Avenue and First Street, in downtown South Bend. The City will lay grass, build a restroom, and install picnic tables, artwork, and interpretive signs. The park will be built on a vacant gravel lot, which was the site of the old city hall and fire station and now is used for parking. Turning this gravel parking lot into a pocket park will provide a much needed green space in town to serve the residents and employees who live and work nearby. South Bend will contribute $110,089 in cash, equipment, staff labor, materials, local and private grants, and donations of cash and labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: South Bend City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 110089 Project Type: Development County: Pacific Legislative District: 19 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1673

Location Details

Entering South Bend along Highway 101 from the east (City of Raymond), turn left on Willapa Avenue, continue one block. Worksite is on the right (intersection of 1st Street and Willapa Avenue). The proposed location is directly across 1st Street from South Bend City Hall.

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.