Refuge Road Neighborhood Park Acquisition

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 purchased the property in 2012, and submitted this project under a Waiver of Retro-activity. The original appraisal done at the time of the purchase was found to not comply with RCO requirements upon review, and the review appraiser completed a new appraisal as described in the RCO manual. City Staff removed the barn on site and removed blackberries. Due to a change in standards and additional costs from the appraisal we elected not to fence the storm water facility on the site.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ridgefield City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $211,434.55 Applicant Match: $211,435.49 Project Type: Acquisition County: Clark Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 14-1444

Location Details

From Interstate 5. Exit 14 (SR 501/Pioneer Street) west to 45th Avenue. South (left) on S. 45th Avenue. S. 45th Avenue turns into Royle Road. Continue on Royle Road to S. Hillhurst Road. North (right) on S. Hillhurst Road to S. Refuge Road. Arrive at site. The National Wildlife Refuge has a gate located on S. Refuge Road approximately 200 feet off of Hillhurst Road. The gate automatically opens at dawn and closes at dusk.

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.