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. 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.