State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to purchase high-priority properties within or adjacent to the Klickitat State Park Trail. It is intended to purchase some adjacent properties already identified and also be used as a flexible source of funding for smaller, lower-cost, priority property acquisitions. It will allow State Parks to act quickly and to purchase adjacent properties as they come on the market that are essential for the preservation of the Swale Creek Corridor. The primary opportunity provided by this project is outdoor recreation.