Smallwood Park Improvements

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

Develop a 16.8 acre parcel with 1000′ feet of frontage on the Mashell River. This project will help preserve the fishing pond for the annual Kids Fishing Derby. Proposed improvements include: clearing and paving the access road, paving the parking lot for up to 45 cars, providing picnic areas, developing nature trails, creating open play areas, constructing a restroom facility, installing new signs with current park standards, installing trash receptacles, and landscaping portions of the park. This park project provides for possible future connection with the Pierce County Regional Trails System.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Eatonville Town of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 15013.21 Applicant Match: 15013.2 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 2 Status: Not Completed RCO Project # 97-1101

Location Details

Go South out of Puyallup on SR 161 to Eatonville. Stay on SR 161 South through town. After you go over the Mashell River take the next left into Smallwood Park.

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.