Wapato Park Property Acquisition

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

The acquisition of these two (2) private parcels are the last acquisitions required to enable the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma to have complete access around Wapato Lake. The property, when developed, will also provide opportunity for a small parking area.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $182,149.23 Applicant Match: $182,149.24 Project Type: Acquisition County: Pierce Legislative District: 29 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 99-1147

Location Details

Take I-5 to the 72nd Street Exit. Turn east off the exit onto 72nd Street and follow it to Alaska Street and turn north. Property is on the east side of the street, in Tacoma.

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.