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.
The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District will use this grant to make the entrance, parking area, and loop trail in Trustland Trails Park accessible to people with disabilities. The district obtained the 200-acre park from the Washington Department of Natural Resources in 2007. Crews will build a parking lot, learning shelter, storage facility, and half-mile trail, and install hitching posts, tables, benches, and a bike rack at the park. The South Whidbey Backcountry Horsemen are active stewards of the land and have committed to helping with trail development and maintenance.