Tenino City Park Expansion – WWRP

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tenino City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $57,500.00 Applicant Match: $57,500.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Thurston Legislative District: 20 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1290

Location Details

Follow either Old Hwy 99 or SR 507 to the Tenino City Center (Sussex Ave in Tenino). At the Key Bank, turn on to Olympia St. S. Drive two blocks to Park Ave. W. and enter the Tenino City Park parking lot. The worksite is on the bluff above the 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.