Van Lierop Park Phase I Development

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

The City of Puyallup’s Parks and Recreation Department will use this grant to begin development of the 18-acre Van Lierop Park, which is in the east valley area, east of Shaw Road and north of Pioneer Avenue. The City will build a playground, an adult fitness area, picnic shelter, and small parking lot. In addition, the City will be build a trail that will expand the existing Riverwalk Trail and move the City closer to linking the Riverwalk and Foothills Trails. This project is supported by local community groups such as Friends of the Riverwalk, Puyallup Parks Foundation, Puyallup Parks, Recreation & Senior Advisory Board, Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, Puyallup Soccer Union, and Kiwanis Club of Puyallup. Puyallup will contribute $637,739 in a state appropriation and cash.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Puyallup Parks & Recreation Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 637739 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 25 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1806

Location Details

Directions to the worksite from Puyallup City Hall, 333 S Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371. Head south on S Meridian toward 4th Ave SE Turn left at the 1st cross street onto 4th Ave SE - 0.1 mi Turn left onto 3rd St SE - 0.1 mi Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Pioneer - 1.9 mi Turn left onto 134th Ave E - 230 ft Turn right onto 80th St E - 0.2 mi Van Lierop Park Worksite will be located on the left.

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.