Railroad Bridge Park Expansion

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

The objective of this project is to acquire 18 acres of land along the Dungeness River to expand Railroad Bridge Park. This acquisition will allow public access for both passive (scenic view) and active (hiking, picnicking, bird watching) recreational activities. The additional property will allow for expansion of the park along a river that is largely privately owned. Acquisition of additional land, set aside for public use, guarantees that the community will be able to use, enjoy and learn more about the surrounding riverine environment and the associated ecosystems.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $60,233.32 Applicant Match: $60,233.32 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clallam Legislative District: 24 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 96-1174

Location Details

From Sequim: Proceed west on SR 101 to Priest Road, turn right. Travel north to Hendrickson Road, turn left. Follow Hendrickson Road until its termination at the Park. From Port Angeles: Proceed east on SR 101 to Carlsborg Road, turn left. Travel north to Runnion Road, turn right. Follow Runnion Road approximately one mile, turn right into parking lot. Proceed 1/2 mile on pedestrian trail.

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.