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 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.