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 Cosmopolis will use this grant to design, build, and buy a 140-foot-long footbridge for use in Mill Creek Park. This new bridge will replace the footbridge that was destroyed during a major storm in 2008. The footbridge is a key component of the trail that loops around Mill Creek. Cosmopolis has faced significant economic challenges since the 2008 footbridge failure and encountered difficulties funding the replacement footbridge. The Mill Creek Park loop trail is near residences, businesses, and the Cosmopolis Elementary School. Cosmopolis will contribute $150,000 in cash and a grant from the salmon recovery program.