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.
Federal Way will use this grant to replace a deteriorating boardwalk in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park. The .7-mile boardwalk will maintain its existing alignment, with a few minor revisions to improve accessibility and reduce interference with trees. West Hylebos Wetlands Park offers a unique opportunity for recreation, exercise, and education in a forested wetland, in the midst of a highly urban area. Replacing the boardwalk is a key to ensuring that this resource remains available to visitors.