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.
Successfully acquired 21.84 acres (3 parcels) of mature forest known as the North Creek Forest. This is now an urban park with a passive recreation area. This involved land negotiations, appraisals/review appraisals, land purchase, tenant relocation, cultural resource assessments, environmental assessments, administration and more.