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.
Tenino used this grant to acquire approximately 9.44 acres adjacent to the existing Tenino City Park. The park offers a huge, spring-fed quarry pool that is on the national historic register, camping, ball fields, an historic train depot, and a trail head for the Yelm-Tenino Trail, which intersects the Chehalis Western Trail. The city will buy land that is forested and will protect existing park resources and views, and also provide public ownership of property that provides a vital link between properties owned by a nearby non-profit.