Metalworks Skate Park

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 Ferndale will use this grant to develop Metalworks Skate Park. The 10,000-square-foot skate and bike park will be in the Pioneer Park complex and near the Boys and Girls Clubhouse, an elementary school, ball fields, and another playground. Ferndale is one of the fastest growing cities in the state, but has few recreational amenities for teenagers aside from organized sports. The City also will landscape the area. The park will recognize the community’s industrial heritage with design and art features. Ferndale will contribute $81,850 in cash and donated cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ferndale City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $480,000.00 Applicant Match: $81,850.00 Project Type: Development County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1802

Location Details

The location of the Skate Park will be directly south of Pioneer Park Field 4 and north of the Conoco Phillips Sports Complex where the road ends in a large parking lot next to large outdoor ballfields and light standards. The proposed facility is immediately east of this parking lot, or on the driver's left when entering the parking lot.

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.