Wards Lake Phase III Acq & Development

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 would expand Wards Lake Park by 2/3 an acre, providing an ideal location for parking and other park amenities at the park entrance. Wards Lake will be developed primarily as a passive facility, with a focus on walking trails, picnicking areas, a viewing pier/platform, restrooms, a multi-use field, parking, and a large playground area. The park will be designed to take advantage of Wards Lake’s greatest assets – the lake itself and the numerous mature trees and other vegetation at this peaceful and beautiful location.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Lakewood City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $317,550.00 Applicant Match: $317,550.00 Project Type: Acquisition & Development County: Pierce Legislative District: 29 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 00-1265

Location Details

Driving north on I-5 from Olympia, take the 84th St. S. exit; at the first stop light, turn right and staying in the left lane turn left at the second light onto 84th St. S. Drive over I-5 into Lakewood, after the Cinema Plaza and the apartment complex, turn left onto Pine Street. At the end of the paved road, you will be at the future entrance to Wards Lake Park.

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.