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.
Island County used this grant, with match from a 654-acre conservation easement on the Trillium Community Forest, to add 14 key acres. The 14 acres will become the main trailhead access for horse trailers, buses and visitors on the west side of the forest. The project protects wildlife habitat and will provide additional and needed public access to the Forest for equestrian, mountain biking, and hiking.