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 Sedro-Woolley will use this grant to redevelop Memorial Park, located in the heart of the city. This project will develop a new spray park, playground, pathways, and site amenities including picnic shelters, park benches, and landscaping. Additionally, the City will upgrade the park lighting and the parking. Memorial Park was designed in 1941 and doesn’t meet current standards for people with disabilities. It also will provide the city’s only outdoor water feature. Sedro Woolley will contribute $342,123 in cash, equipment, staff labor, and donations of cash, labor, and materials.