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 Mukilteo will use this grant to develop a section of the promenade planned to connect Edgewater Beach Park and Lighthouse Park. The City will build a 15-foot pathway along the Possession Sound and add resting areas, viewpoints, beach access, and landscaping. This project will develop a portion of the promenade located on the Mukilteo Tank Farm property, which the Tulalip Tribes owns. The promenade is being built by many partners: the Port of Everett build nearly 265 feet, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will build 535 feet, and the Washington Department of Transportation will build 940 feet at the ferry terminal. In total, waterfront partnerships will account for 46 percent of the promenade construction. Once all phases of the waterfront redevelopment are complete, the promenade will provide a continuous walkway and beach access along Mukilteo’s waterfront. Mukilteo will contribute $487,000 in materials and a local grant.