Rotary 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

Acquisition of 29 acres for future development as a regional and community park for the Skagit County community of Burlington.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Burlington Public Works Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $55,000.00 Applicant Match: $55,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Skagit Legislative District: 40 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-155

Location Details

1. From I-5, exit at ramp #229 George Hopper Road 2. Turn EAST from the exit ramp (Left from I-5 South, Right from I-5 North). 3. At George Hopper Road’s intersection with S. Burlington Blvd, turn NORTH/LEFT. (There are two left turn lanes at this intersection; it is most convenient to be in the farthest right turn lane.) 4. Heading north, follow S. Burlington Blvd to intersection with Pease Road. Turn EAST/RIGHT onto Pease. 5. Follow Pease Road across railroad tracks, continue through sharp left curve. Pease Road turns into Anacortes Street. 6. Follow Anacortes Street to Gilkey Road (approx ½ mile from sharp left curve). Turn EAST/RIGHT onto Gilkey. 7. Follow Gilkey Road through it’s sharp left curve. Gilkey becomes S. Section Street after the curve. 8. Shortly after the sharp left curve, you will see Rotary Park & its Skate Park on the WEST/LEFT side of S. Section Street.

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.