Pioneer Park Expansion/Bergsma Acq.

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 project is the acquisition of a 43 acre parcel of land located just south of and abutting the City of Ferndale’s Pioneer Park. The City has worked to acquire this parcel for many years to expand Pioneer Park. The property consists of approximatley 5 acres of pond, 20 acres of wetland, 18 acres of upland and 800 linear feet of Nooksack River shoreline. Eventual project development is antipacitated to provide softball/baseball fields, trail, soccer fields, parking areas, open play areas, protectin of environmentally sensitve areas and preservation of habitat. The results of this acquisition will also enable the City of Ferndale to provide additional public access to the Nooksack River.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ferndale Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $121,441.00 Applicant Match: $121,441.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Whatcom Legislative District: 42 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-150

Location Details

Take exit 262 from I-5 and travel west on Main Street over the Nooksack River Bridge to First Avenue. Turn south on First Avenue and travel three blocks to Cherry Street. Turn East on Cherry Street, travel one block to Front Street.

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.