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 Ferndale will use this grant to develop Metalworks Skate Park, a new outdoor 10,000 square foot skate/bike park. The skate park will be located directly south of the Downtown core at the City’s Pioneer Park complex. The area is adjacent to the Boys and Girls Clubhouse, elementary school, ballfields, and Star Park. Funded elements include the skatepark features, shade structures, stormwater ultilities and landscaping improvements.The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project will be skateboarding and biking.