Playground By The Sound

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

Pierce County Public Works used the grant funding to build a playground in the North Meadow of Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Properties in University Place. The 12,000 square foot playground is one of the largest in the community and includes swings, tunnels, nets, bridges, slides, monkey bars, climbing walls and rocks. The playground includes elements that are ADA accessible with a segregated area for toddlers and a protective perimeter around the entire playground. A drinking fountain and bird sculptures were installed at the entrance. The playground provides active recreation for children aged 2-12.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Pierce Co Public Works Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $99,921.69 Applicant Match: $207,460.72 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 28 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1209

Location Details

Take the Bridgeport Way SW exit ramp (Exit 125 from I-5 North) toward Lakewood/McChord Air Force Base. Turn left onto Bridgeport Way SW. Go approximately 4.5 miles on Bridgeport. Turn left onto Chambers Lane W. Stay straight on this road as it changes names to Chambers Creek Rd W. then 64th St W. Road will turn to the right and become Grandview Drive W. Project Work Site is located in the North Meadow of the Chambers Creek Properties. Parking lot entrance is located immediately south of the intersection of 48th Ave W and Grandview Drive W.

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.