Wapato 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 renovated and expanded facilities in an 80-acre community park. Work that was developed included expansion of the swimming beach and fishing pier, play equipment, picnic sites, and renovation of the one-mile trail around the lake.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Tacoma MPD Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $181,827.00 Applicant Match: $181,828.00 Project Type: Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 29 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 93-065

Location Details

South 68th & Sheridan Streets in Tacoma. Take I-5 to the 72nd Street exit. Go east on 72nd Street to Sheridan (about a mile). Turn left onto Sheridan. Main park entrance on the left about a 1/4 mile down the road.

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.