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 Mount Vernon used this grant to construct an approximately 25,000 square foot public park, Skagit Riverwalk Park. The park site is located historic downtown Mount Vernon between Gates Street, First Street, Myrtle Street, and the Skagit River. The developed park includes a plaza area, seating areas, landscape, public art areas, a restroom, and includes a segment of the Skagit Riverwalk Trail. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is passive, public space and community plaza.