Northern State Recreation Area

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

This grant funded the acquisition of a 651-acre regional park at the site of the former Northern State Hospital located near Sedro Woolley. Future development of the site will include active and passive recreation elements.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Skagit County Parks & Rec Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $364,585.00 Applicant Match: $364,585.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 39 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 92-344

Location Details

1/2 Mile east of Sedro Woolley, adjacent to North Cascades Hwy (Between Fruitdale Road and Helmick Road)

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.