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.
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.