Mount Vernon Skagit Riverwalk 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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Mount Vernon Parks Department Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $511,500.00 Project Type: Development County: Skagit Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1086

Location Details

Heading north on I-5, take the WA-536 W / KINCAID ST. exit- EXIT 226. Turn left onto E. KINCAID ST/WA-536. Stay on KINCAID ST 0.3 miles to MAIN ST. Turn right on MAIN ST and the revetment is on the left adjacent to the Skagit River with parking.

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.