Veteran’s Park Acquisition (Palmer Property)

Category Overview

Washington is famous for its gorgeous and abundant waterways, from the Salish Sea to the Nisqually River, but many communities lack open public beaches and waterfronts where everyone can enjoy picnicking, swimming, paddling, boating, and angling. Water Access projects fund public shoreline access, boat launches, and fishing docks to create more opportunities for water recreation.

Project Highlights

This project acquired three contiguous lots along the Puyallup River, providing a park, trail connection, and water access.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Puyallup City of Category: Water Access WWRP Grant: $88,600.00 Applicant Match: $100,000.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 25 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 02-1208

Location Details

Exit Interstate 5 to Highway 512 east. Exit at Pioneer Avenue in Puyallup. Left on Pioneer Avenue to 5th Street NE. Right on 5th Street NE to 8th Avenue NE. Left on 8th Avenue NE. Proceed around the block (staying to the right) to 9th Avenue NE where 9th Ave NE dead ends, subject property 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.