Washougal Bike Park – Phase Two

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 City of Washougal will use this grant to develop the second phase of the Washougal Bike Park in Hamllik Park. In this phase, the City will create two different experiences: a pump track and a jump track. A “pump track” has mounds of dirt sculpted into a loop to create sinuous movement that requires little-to-no pedaling or braking. Riders use momentum on each downhill slope to propel to the next mound. The pump track is excellent practice before advancing to the jump track. A “jump track” has consecutive mounds that form “jump lines.” Lower skilled riders roll gently over mounds at slower speeds and advanced riders gain enough momentum to create a sailing sensation. In the first phase of development, the City built a skills course, which uses prefabricated features, logs, and boulders to grow technical abilities, while challenging control and balance. In this project, the City also will pave paths to improve accessibility throughout the site and to connect spectators to key park features. Washougal will contribute $97,117 in cash and donations of cash, equipment, and labor.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Washougal City of Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: NULL Applicant Match: 97117 Project Type: Development County: Clark Legislative District: 18 Status: Board Preliminary Approved RCO Project # 16-1503

Location Details

Hamllik Park is located at the farthest southeast corner of town. If driving east on State Route 14, drive straight through Washougal River Road (light) and 32nd Street and turn left from highway on to 45th Street. Turn left at the first opportunity - Addy Street. Turn right at the next street - Addy Loop. The road splits in a traffic circle around a clump of Oak Trees. Parking on either side of the traffic circle is for Hamllik Park. The park is located to the west of the traffic circle.

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.