Morrow Manor Neighborhood 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 Poulsbo will use this grant to build the 1.2-acre Morrow Manor Neighborhood Park, along the Noll Road corridor on the east side of Poulsbo. The Noll Road corridor is facing tremendous residential development in the next 5 years with 500 family units under permit or construction and no neighborhood park to serve them. The City will leave much of the land forested and natural, but will provide trails, playground equipment, game tables, park furnishings, and signs. This park land was donated to the city by the Poulsbo North Kitsap Rotary Foundation and Rotary Club leadership has committed to building a custom tree fort and entry arbor into the park. The park is next to Rotary’s planned eight-unit development that will provide long-term housing for domestic violence survivors. The park also sits midway along a 2-mile trail, which will be developed in stages. Poulsbo will contribute $286,421 in cash and donations of labor, land, and materials.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Poulsbo City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 286421 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Kitsap Legislative District: 23 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1547

Location Details

Take Highway 3 north to the Bainbridge Island/Highway 305 exit. Go about 2 miles and turn left on Lincoln Rd. Go 1/2 mile and turn right on Caldart Avenue. Turn left on Mesford and go to the stopsign. The park site sits on the SE corner of this intersection.

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.