Ridgefield Outdoor Recreational Complex Phase 2

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 Ridgefield will use this grant to buy 7.5 acres and develop the second phase of the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. The City will build a multi-use field, playground, picnic areas, parking, and trails for walking, jogging, and biking as well as landscape the area. In the first phase, the City is building five multi-use athletic fields and parking and making improvements to the road. The recreation complex is on Ridgefield’s quickly developing southeast side. It has is surrounded by a new residential development to the west, a planned residential development to the south, a planned middle school next door, and Ridgefield High School across the road. With a population that skews young (77 percent below age 45), the City faces significant demands for sport fields to accommodate youth leagues. Ridgefield will contribute more than $3.8 million in cash and council bonds.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Ridgefield City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 3890198 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1932

Location Details

From Olympia, take Interstate 5 south to exit 14 for WA 501 S / Pioneer Street toward Ridgefield. Turn right onto Pioneer Street and, at the first traffic circle, take the first exit to continue on Pioneer Street. At the second traffic circle, take the third exit onto South 45th Avenue and continue onto NW Royle Road. Turn left onto Hillhurst Road; the project site will be on the right. Contact the City prior to access.

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.