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.
Acquisition of 32.5 acres in fee simple was completed, expanding Trillium Community Forest to 701.81 acres. A new trailhead was constructed on Smugglers Cove Road that provides parking for all vehicles including horse trailers and buses. A short section of trail was constructed from the parking lot and connecting to the existing 6 mile trail system. An interpretive kiosk and trail wayfinding signs were designed and installed. The second new trailhead was also constructed off of Bounty Loop Road. This parking lot is ADA accessible and includes four van accessible parking spaces. A 0.5 mile loop trail was built off of the parking lot and is also wheelchair accessible. An interpretive kiosk and trail signs were placed to guide visitors. The project has helped to conserve valuable wildlife habitat and is providing much needed additional public access to the forest.