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.
San Juan County used this grant to renovate the 80-acre Odlin County Park on Lopez Island. Odlin is popular for access to the beach, picnicking, boating, and camping. The San Juan Islands, with their spectacular natural beauty and abundant wildlife, are a significant tourist destination. Using the grant, San Juan County has renovated 11 campsites (including two campsites for recreational vehicles), developed a new group camp with restroom, custom picnic shelter, & masonry fire ring, upgraded & expanded park water system, re-located the campground entrance road to reduce congestion and improve safety, expanded picnic and beach access, incorporated extensive wetland features, installed site fixtures & signage, built trails, and improved site layout.