Rainier Gateway Splash Park

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 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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Buckley City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 164450 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 31 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1700

Location Details

To get to the site, take exit 135 for State Hwy 167 from Interstate 5 southeast of Tacoma. Follow 167 east turning north onto N Meridian Ave in Puyallup and then turning east onto State Hwy 161/167 just north of the bridge. Follow 167 east turning onto State Hwy 410. Follow 410 east to Ryan Road, turning east onto Main Street. Turn south onto River Ave and follow River Ave until it intersects Jefferson Ave (approximately 0.3 miles). Parking for the splash park is available at the Buckley Youth Activities Center or along River Ave.

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.