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.
Edmonds will use this grant to purchase a former school ground for a neighborhood park. Unless other school properties are surplused in the future, this site may be the last, large open space available for parkland. Edmonds has committed to purchase at least half of the site (5.56 acres) to develop as a model neighborhood park to include soccer, a Little League-size field, sport court, play structures, a perimeter path, and other park amenities. Edmonds will contribute $3.7 million in cash and a local grant.