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 Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to develop North Image Neighborhood Park. The 5.57-acre undeveloped site lies in the northeast section of the city; an area with the greatest park deficit in the city. The new park would provide the surrounding low-income neighborhood with a unique opportunity for recreation and community engagement. This project is the highest priority neighborhood park for development. The park will have a prehistoric theme including a dinosaur-inspired climbing structure, fossil imprinted stepping stones, a dinosaur bone tunnel, and an abundance of climbing boulders. Vancouver will contribute more than $1.9 million in a local grant and park impact fees.