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.
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.