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 City of Des Moines will use this grant to acquire a 0.67 acre water view property which adjoins Des Moines Creek Park and Overlook II Park. The subject property includes views of the Puget Sound, Vashon Island, Maury Island, and the Olympic Mountains. In the future, the site will be developed into a park enhancing the pedestrian corridor, preserving environmental and cultural resources, and protecting wildlife habitat that includes salmon, heron, and eagles. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project include passive recreation such as waterfront viewing and walking.