Wapato Hills Neighborhood Park

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

This project will develop an existing undeveloped neighborhood park property into a 14-acre developed park. The property is in an area of Tacoma that is currently deficient in park space.This parcel was recently purchased with a 1998 Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program grant from IAC. The Wapato Hills Task Force has been meeting for over three years on the project.When developed, the neighborhood park will provide a variety of outdoor recreation amenities that include; grass ballfields/ play space, playground equipment, basketball court, spray pool, restroom, accessible parking, trails and picnic sites.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $300,000.00 Applicant Match: $523,372.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 29 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 98-1118

Location Details

Wapato Hills Neighborhood Park is located at South 64th & Wapato Street. From I - 5 to South 56th Street west , to Tacoma Mall Boulevard South - take right on 64th to Wapato Street.

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.