W. Hylebos Park Boardwalk Replacement 06

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

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.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Federal Way City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $277,283.49 Applicant Match: $1,061,764.71 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 30 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-35

Location Details

From I-5 take Exit 142 toward Federal Way. Head west on S. 348th Street. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left at 4th Avenue S, between the old cabins and an electrical substation. Go a short distance down the road to park at the trail head to the boardwalk.

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.