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, which is in the heart of the city, surrounded by the city library, community center, and senior center. The City will build a new spray park, playground, and pathways. In addition, the city will upgrade the lighting and parking, and install park amenities, such as park benches, picnic shelters, and landscaping. The need for this project is very clear. Memorial Park was designed in 1941 and developed in phases during the past few generations. It falls short of meeting current standards for use by people with disabilities. Additionally, there are no outdoor water recreation facilities in the city. The park’s redevelop will positively transform this park and will meet the needs of all park users well into the future. Sedro Woolley will contribute $384,450 in cash, equipment, staff labor, and donations of cash, labor, and materials.