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.
This project will acquire a four-acre neighborhood park in a rapidly developing residential area 1.5 miles north of Salmon Creek near the Vancouver Campus of Washington State University. The surrounding neighborhood consists of single and multi-family housing, and rapid growth as been accelerated by close proximity to the WSU campus, easy access to I-205 and I-5, and available roads and infrastructure. The project site is well suited as a neighborhood park. The property slopes gradually to the east, There are extensive views of the Cascade Mountains, including Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Adams. Future improvements will include a perimeter trail, open play meadow, picnic tables, and children’s play equipment.