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.
The City of Buckley will use this grant to build a splash park on former railroad right-of-way between State Route 410 and the Foothills Trail. The splash park will include a splash pad with seven fountains and two activators, seating, and landscaping. This splash park in Buckley will be a welcome sight for residents and trail users from all over the region on warm summer days. It was ranked highly in a survey of residents and will help the City satisfy a level of service for its 2035 population. Buckley will contribute $164,450 in cash and donations of cash.