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 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.