Memorial Park Revitalzation

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Sedro Woolley City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 384450 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1617

Location Details

Olympia, WA Follow Union Ave SE and Plum St SE to I-5 N 3 min (1.3 mi) Follow I-5 N to Cook Rd in Skagit County. Take exit 232 from I-5 N 2 h 3 min (127 mi) At roundabout take first exit on to West Ferry which becomes Ferry Street east of traffic light. Continue through traffic light on Ferry Street to Pacific St in Sedro-Woolley 11 min (5.1 mi) 703 Pacific St Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

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.